The observation terrace at Orly Airport, Paris, was re-opened on Saturday (9 August) complete with new security re-enforcements.
GV EXTERIOR Orly Airport (2 shots)
LV Security guards ZOOM OUT TO SHOW Bulletproof glass and wire netting
SV Wire netting PAN TO People looking through glass (2 shots)
CU First punching glass to demonstrate its strength
SV Security guard above wire netting
SVs People around airport
GV Aircraft taking off
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Background: The observation terrace at Orly Airport, Paris, was re-opened on Saturday (9 August) complete with new security re-enforcements.
The terrace had been closed since 21 January after two successful Arab terrorist attacks, using the platform to fire bazookas and small rockets at Israeli jets, had taken place within a week.
Included in the new measures are vertical walls of bullet-proof poly-carbonate glass and a nylon mail net covering to prevent the throwing of grenades and explosives from the terrace.
An extra 100 police guards have been drafted into security service at Orly and sharp-shooters patrol the airport grounds around-the clock.
The latest security measures have cost the French Government a total of 500,000 france (50,000 pounds sterling).