NATO coordinated IAM from its combined air operations centre in Uedem, Germany. Norway provided the training director. The Norwegian Air Force also took on the NATO peacetime-preparedness mission on 27 January 2014 by sending six F-16s to Iceland for QRA-duties. Though that mission and the training were making use of the same F-16, these were two unrelated activities.
With only limited ground support equipment and staff being available in Iceland, the deployment and re-deployment of the aircraft and staff provided training opportunities in itself. The Finnish NH-90s for instance were brought in on a boat.
For Iceland, and the Icelandic Coast Guard, the training provided a number of challenges. With a limited budget, minimum staffing and resources, the ICG was asked to be host nation, maximising the use of all equipment and resources.
During the three weeks of the actual training the participants flew three waves per day. With only a limited number of daylight hours the last launch was flown in the dark.
Though enthusiastic about the outcome of the training no plans have been announced for possible future editions.