Typhoon fighter jets being kept on scramble to ward off airborne terror attacks during Olympics

London, June 12 (ANI): Typhoon fighter jets, which have kept on stand by, would be able to reach Old Trafford in 20 minutes, if terrorists mount an air attack during the Olympics football matches.

A five-mile no-fly zone will be in place around the stadium with the 1,550mph fighters ready to intercept any planes breaching it.

Armed and undercover police will also deployed at the Manchester United ground, as it sets to host its first Olympics game on July 26.

"The no-fly zones are sensible precautions along with the enhanced addition of up to four Typhoons at three bases," the Daily Mirror quoted the UK's Ministry of Defence, as saying, who stressed there was no specific threat as such.

It is understood the planes will be on stand by at RAF Northolt, in Middlesex, Coningsby, Lincs, and Leuchars, in Fife, and the no-fly zone will be in place during, before and after each of the matches. (ANI)


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