The Icelandic city of Vik will host the Regional Tracking Center for Sector 3 this year. North Pole Flight Command has announced the center will be fully operational on August 1st.
Vik is Iceland’s southernmost city and a seaport. The North Pole Navy plans to make use of this Regional Tracking center as part of it’s Atlantic Command, which usually hosts at least two ships of the North Pole Navy.
Iceland can be problematic weather-wise in December, especially for a port city such as Vik. So the selection of this location as opposed to other locations under consideration is somewhat controversial in North Pole Flight Command.
However, due to frequently severe weather, the city has a stable infrastructure of power and Internet which makes it especially secure for North Pole operations.
It is expected that this tracking center will be online and operational by August 5th.