No regular military forces; Icelandic National Police
Note: Has not had a standing army since 1869, but is a member of NATO. There was a defense agreement with the United States, which maintained an Iceland Defense Force and a military base in the country from 1951 to September 2006; in March 2006 the US announced it would continue to provide for Iceland's defense but without permanently basing forces in the country; Naval Air Station Keflavik closed in 2006 after 55 years. Even though Iceland does not have a standing army, it still maintains a military expeditionary peacekeeping force, an air defense system, an extensive militarised coast guard, a police service, and a tactical police force. There are also agreements about military and other security operations with Norway Denmark, and other NATO countries. See Military of Iceland for more information.
ICELANDIC COAST GUARD AERONAUTICAL DIVISION
Iceland Coast Guard Aviation
• AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 1 Aircraft.
Transport 1 Tpt ac:
1 Dash DHC-8-Q300 Dash-8
1 Fokker F27-200 Friendship (Maritime) RETIRED
• HELICOPTER No armed capable. Total 3 Helicopters.
Support 1 Spt hel:
1 Aérospatiale AS-322L1 Super Puma
Utility 2 Utl hel:
1 Eurocopter AS-365N Dauphin II
1 Eurocopter AS-350B Ecureuil
Base Located at Reykjavik
Note: Republic of Iceland has 6 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 914 to 1,523 m: 2), and 93 airport with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 914 to 1,523 m: 27 under 914 m: 63)