Denmark and the Faroe Islands agreed on Thursday to establish an air surveillance radar on the North Atlantic archipelago as part of efforts to keep a closer eye on activities in the Arctic, the Danish Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The move is part of Denmark’s plans to boost its defensive capabilities and surveillance in the Arctic.
Danish Defence Minister: Radar will benefit the community at a time when Europe’s security is threatened, although he did not mention Russia by name.
The Faroe Islands, located some 320 kilometers north of Scotland, are sovereign territories under the Kingdom of Denmark.
Denmark earlier this week agreed on a partnership to exchange Arctic surveillance data with Iceland.