Olympic air defences main role 'to detect threat'

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Ground based air defence is rolled out for nearly all Olympic games. Principle role: detect threat @londontonight

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Any decision to deploy missiles or take action is a "political" decision taken on a "political level" @londontonight

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Ward Cllr for Blackheath says residents are concerned abt security of site. He's told there would be 24/7 armed presence @londontonight

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Olympic Missile Defences

Missile systems set to be deployed around London for the Olympic Games have been revealed. Some Londoners have reacted angrily to the news that such weapons will be based on the top of residential buildings.