The British Defense Ministry confirmed the installation of surface-air missiles bases to bolster security during the Olympic Games in London as part of the operation called “Olympic Guardian.”
These bases would be located at five different places, including the Lexington Building and Fred Wigg Tower, both are on the east of London. The other three locations are Blackheath Common, Oxleas Wood and William Girling Reservoir, with open spaces at the southeast of the city. According to the ministry, these places must be confirmed, once the Executive decides to finally give the green light to the deployment.
“(…) Much of this (safety) exercise will be seen by the people and I hope to have the effect of reassuring people that are doing everything possible to maintain the security of the Olympic Games and Paralympics” said Defense Minister Philip Hammond.
The London Olympics will be held from 27 July to 12 August and the Paralympics from August 29 to September 9.