London: Britain’s Ministry of Defence will be installing surface-to-air missiles to guard London during the Olympic Games.
According to a news agency, in a leaflet distributed to the residents of London the military confirmed on Saturday, "A high-velocity missile system may be situated on the roof" along with 10 soldiers to be stationed for two months in the building during the Games.
In a statement, a spokesman for the ministry of defence said, “Ground-based air defence systems could be deployed as part of a multi-layered air security plan for the Olympics, including fast jets and helicopters."
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will take place in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
First Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 08:36