A specialized long-range rifle produced by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, is being used by the Royal Air Force to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks.
According to a recent Daily Express U.K. article, Royal Air Force soldiers assigned to protect the Olympics have been armed with the LMT L129A1 Sharpshooter rifle.
“From the beginning, LMT has been proud to assist soldiers and law enforcement officials in protecting our country,” said Monica Sipp, Director of Sales and Marketing for LMT. “We are equally proud that our products are being used to protect the Olympics, an event which fosters global unity.” Since 1980, LMT has provided the U.S. military, law enforcement and government agencies with high-quality weapons, components, and modular weapon systems. LMT is based in Milan, Illinois, a village with a population of approximately 5,100, located on the Rock River near the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.