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London beefs up air security ahead of Olympics

07-14-2012 05:27 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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British authorities are placing extra airspace restrictions around London and the Southeast in an effort to beef up security ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Traffic Services and the Ministry of Defence are working together to spread information about the restrictions and help air traffic continue without disruption during the Games.

The military is ready to enforce the restrictions when they come into force on Saturday, and provide enhanced protection while they remain in place.

London’s airspace will see an additional 4,000 flights passing through in the week leading up to the Olympics. The government on Thursday also announced 3,500 troops were being deployed as extra security cover, bringing the total number of military personnel, including reservists, protecting the Games to 17,000.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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