MOD Confirms Olympic Missiles

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that missile systems will be deployed at six sites in and around London for the duration of the Olympics.

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Missile systems will be in place by mid-July

Rapier missiles were stationed on Blackheath Common during a military test event in May. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Ministry of Defence says that similar missile defence systems have been deployed at all recent Olympic Games.

They will be in place by mid-July, along with Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean (which will be moored in the River Thames), Royal Air Force Typhoon jets (which will be temporarily stationed at RAF Northolt), and Puma helicopters (at a Territorial Army centre in Ilford).

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