Czech Gripens could be armed with air-to-air missiles for Iceland mission

05-07-2016

Czech Gripen fighter jets which will in the Autumn patrol the skies above Iceland could for the first time be armed with air to air missiles, according to Minister of Defense Martin Stropnický. The Czech planes will be on duty in Icelandic airspace for the third time. The area is often subject to Russian incursions to test NATO air security and preparedness.