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Athens installs Patriot missiles

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 03:16 PM
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Athens is preparing the the 2004 Olympics by placing surveillance cameras and patriot missiles around the area. Helicopter are also equipped with surveillance cameras for this event.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Anti-aircraft missiles are in place at three Athens sites, including Tatoi airfield near the athletes' village, and elsewhere around Greece.

It is part of a 1.2bn-euro security plan ($1.bn), the most costly in the history of the games.

Hundreds of surveillance cameras are also being installed around Athens.


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I hope that there isn't any trouble during the olympics but it is good to see they are taking the proper precautions.


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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 03:21 PM
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No doubt there worried about airplane high jackings. I heard somewere that US special forces members are be used in some of the security teams.



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 11:52 PM
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Anybody know which variant? The PAC-2 or the PAC-3? Also, why are they positioning them in Thessalonika? Its well away from athens. Great city to visit if you ever go to Greece IMHO. Not a dirty and crowded as Athens. Great seafood and lamb



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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Mayber they want to be able to shoot down planes so the wreckage doesn't land on Athens. Or maybe there hoping to shoot down planes soon after being highjacked. Ah gotta love greek food though.



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Anybody know which variant? The PAC-2 or the PAC-3? Also, why are they positioning them in Thessalonika? Its well away from athens. Great city to visit if you ever go to Greece IMHO. Not a dirty and crowded as Athens. Great seafood and lamb


The Patriot sites -- three around Athens, two in the northern city of Thessaloniki and one on the Aegean Sea island of Skyros -- were placed on alert July 1.

An air defense official said Athens has contingency plans to shoot down hijacked planes that could be used in an attack, and plans to impose a no-fly zone over the city several days before the Aug. 13-29 Olympics.

Air defense systems have been placed around the Athens area, including U.S. Patriot missile batteries, together with French and Russian systems, defense officials said

I wonder what Russian systems they are talking about?


www.suntimes.com...



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 03:18 PM
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And don't forget the $312m Blimp.

The blimp, which contains dome-shaped sensors, and equipment to detect chemical weapons, was meant to relay video images to the Olympic Security Operations Center, officials said.

The command and control center, valued at $312 million and supplied by a consortium led by the U.S. firm Science Applications International Corp., would also be fed information from more than 1,000 cameras and sensors in the Olympic Village and around the Greek capital.
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posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 03:31 PM
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Security is costing Athens a record $1.5 billion, Dam that blimp is taking a nice chunk of the money. Is there any pictures of the blimps ballon part not just the Canopy part where the people drive it? I wonder whats on the side of the ballon


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