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In a meeting meant to calm residents fear about hosting missiles on their rooftops during the Olympic games, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fahy told Londoners it’s possible that drones laden with biological weapons may be used in an attack during the upcoming games.Yahoo News India reports Fahy is the officer in charge of community relations during the Olympics and he spoke to a group at Leystonstone, East London, close to where one of six surface-to-air missile batteries will be set up during the Olympics.
Fahy told The Daily Mail: “An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can be put in a backpack. They come in all sorts of sizes and it’s feasible they could be filled with something noxious and flown by remote control.”
Fahy has, however, not commented on what type of poison could be used if an aerial attack occurred. He said: ‘For the duration of the Olympics anyone flying into controlled airspace is to file their flight plan with the Civil Aviation Authority.
‘The range of threats varies in size and capability. It could be a commercial airliner hijacked by somebody with malicious intentions or a protest group using a microlight to get their name in the papers.’ His poison warning comes after revelations that SAS troops underwent anthrax emergency training at the government’s top-secret military research establishment at Porton Down, Wiltshire.
Officials have made it clear they will shoot down any aircraft that ventures into the Olympic no-fly zone and threatens the games with a “9/11 style attack.”
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