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Arctic Command

Joint Arctic Command 

Joint Arctic Command is headquartered in Nuuk, Greenland, with a Liaison Unit in Thorshavn on the Faroe Islands.

It's main tasks is surveillance and enforcement of sovereignty and the military defence of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Other tasks are fishing vessels inspection, Search & Rescue, Maritime Pollution Prevention, hydrographic surveys, and miscellaneous support to the civilian society.

The Joint Arctic Command is a joint operational command with personnel from each of the three services.

As a territorial command it's area of responsibility extend from the Faroe Islands to the Greenland Sea and the Arctic Sea to the north, and across the Denmark Strait and the Irminger Sea to the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland.

Besides the headquarters in Nuuk, an office in Copenhagen and the liaison unit in Thorshavn, the Joint Arctic Command maintains a liaison team at the Thule Air Base in Northwest Greenland. There are also units in at Station Kangerlussauq, Station North, Station Daneborg, Station Mestersvig, Station Grønnedal and at Air Base Aalborg (in Denmark).
Last updated 2019-03-25 - 09:29


Phone: +299 36 40 00 

E-mail: fko@mil.dk 

Joint Rescue Coordination Center:
Phone:+299 36 40 00 /
+299 36 40 10
Fax: +299 36 40 99

Press Office:
Tel:+299 365453
E-mail: fko-a-pao@mil.dk

Postal Address:
Joint Arctic Command
Postbox 1072
3900 Nuuk