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Israel Helping Britain Prepare for 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Britain is stepping up its security preparations with the aid of Israel for the upcoming games
By: Arie Egozi
Published: April 30th, 2012 in News » World
Aerial photo of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

Israel is aiding Britain with its preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, including increased security at British airports, and the British Army’s preparations for several forms of aerial attacks.

Security measures in British airports are to be significantly reinforced, and according to Israeli sources, the preparations will resemble those at Ben-Gurion Airport.

Several Israeli security consultants are known to be directly involved in the Olympic security preparations and are heavily influencing the security measures that will be enforced at airports.

Another interesting development is the British government’s decision to position ani-missile systems at several locations around London to counter the possibility of an aerial threat. This decision is surrounded in controversy, as some of the defense systems are stationed in up-scale London neighborhoods. This is the first time that missile batteries have been positioned inside London’s municipal area since World War II.

While the UK does not have its own missile defense system, Britain has shown considerable interest in the interception results of the Israeli-developed Iron Dome system.

Diplomats from numerous states have approached Israel in recent months, seeking expertise regarding the efficiency of the Iron Dome. It appears that the production of rockets in Gaza and the ease at which standard rockets have reached Gaza are raising concerns in several states.

The British Ministry of Defense is looking to calm the public by releasing a statement explaining, "Air defense systems will be deployed as part of our multi-layered defense plan for the Olympic Games. We have identified several sites based on the military’s opinion, and we are cooperating with local authorities and property owners in order to minimize the influence.” The Ministry has emphasized that a final decision on the issue has yet to be made.

This article first appeared on Israel Defense.

Related articles: 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Olympics, Britain, Israel, Security
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