Armed pilotless planes to protect London Olympics

Olympic athletes will be “protected” by heavily armed, remote pilotless planes during the London Games in 2012.

Royal Air Force sources have confirmed it will deploy armed “Reaper” unmanned aerial vehicles during the 2012 Olympics.

Using the machine above a huge city such as London is not without risk but according to RAF sources British authorities regard the terrorist threat to the 2012 Olympic Games an even greater risk.

“Armed Reapers will fly over London,” a source said.

The Reaper, which is the latest version of the General Atomics Predator hunter-killer UAV, can carry an array of laser-guided bombs and missiles including the deadly Hellfire air-to-ground weapon.

Source:  Australia’s Courier Mail

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