British Ministry of Defence considers surface-to-air missiles for Olympic Games defense.

Image: London 2012 banner at The Monument. The British…

Image: London 2012 banner at The Monument.

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.

Residents in an east London community have received leaflets warning them of the possibility, the official said.

“Ground-based air defense systems could be deployed as part of a multi-layered air security plan for the Olympics, including fast jets and helicopters, which will protect the skies over London during the Games,” said the official, asking not to be named in line with British government practice.

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