Surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites across London to prevent any aerial terror attacks on Olympic venues during this summer's Games, the Ministry of Defence has said. Officials are consulting with residents and housing associations at several locations - including two apartment blocks - in the capital.The rooftops Lexington House in Bow, Tower Hamlets, and the Fred Wigg Tower in Waltham Forest, both in east London, have been identified as potential sites to host the weapons, capable of shooting down aircraft.
East Londoners took to the streets today to march through Bow against proposals to station surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their rented flats. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is considering deploying the weapons across six site... Read Post
London (CNN) -- The British Ministry of Defence might place surface-to-air missiles on a water tower in a densely populated London neighborhood as part of security for the Olympic Games this summer, a ministry official said Sunday. ... Read Post