Norwegian military personnel during the summer has improved infrastructure on the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen, where the Norwegian Armed Forces operate a LORAN-C network transmitter.
Personnel from Brigade Nord’s Engineer Battalion has spent the summer on Jan Mayen in the North Atlantic Ocean, supporting the Norwegian Cyber Defense Force in building a new road, the Armed Forces’website reads.
The 377 km² large volcanic island of Jan Mayen is part of the Kingdom if Norway. Norway’s Armed Forces are responsible for maintaining a permanent presence and claiming sovereignty over the island. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has a station on Jan Mayen, which has a population of 18 during winter, and about the double during summer.
Jan Mayen is an important part of the LORAN-C radio navigation network in the Atlantic Ocean.
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