Metal fence posts used in the U.S. Olympic Games are being deployed around the country, with the military telling CNN that it’s an “essential” piece of equipment for securing the country’s Olympic venues.
The U.K. military announced this week that it would be deploying more than a thousand metal fence post sets in the United States in preparation for the Games.
“We are now in the process of setting up metal fenceposts for the U,S.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said in a statement on Wednesday.
“These posts will be a vital part of our military presence at the Games.”
military said in September that the equipment was being used to secure Olympic venues in Sochi and Rio de Janeiro.
Fallon said it would cost the United Kingdom up to $10 million to deploy the equipment.
The announcement of the equipment deployment came as the U-K.
prepares to host the Winter Games in 2019.