We are extremely aware of the issue of missing missiles from Libya
A security consultant
Sunday, 18 December 2011
THE 2012 Olympics face a real threat from the “lethal Libyan legacy” of thousands of missing missiles and deadly chemical weapons that have fallen into terrorist hands, security experts warned last night.
The news comes as the Ministry of Defence announced details of a vast military presence to protect the Games.
Last night the MoD denied this was a response to a “new threat alert”.
A spokesman said: “This is still a police-led operation and we are providing no more in terms of security than what had been originally planned.”
However, a security consultant, who made a comprehensive risk assessment of the London site last month, said: “We are extremely aware of the issue of missing missiles from Libya.”
More than 10,000 shoulder-mounted missiles are still unaccounted for after the chaos that led to the toppling of Gaddafi in October. Egyptian authorities have already captured five groups of smugglers taking Libyan weapons toward the border with Israel.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said security for the Games will include 13,500 soldiers who will be supported by armed plainclothes special forces and snipers.
More important is the placing of HMS Ocean on the Thames at Greenwich. Ocean will carry a contingent of Royal Marines and special forces and support sniper-carrying Lynx helicopters.
It is fitted with Siren, which uses a variety of jamming techniques against missiles.
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