RAID was developed to reduce the logistical burden during expeditionary operations
An estimated 500,000 additional visitors where expected to arrive in the United Kingdom's capital for the Olympics games during the summer of 2012.
LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) and the UK Home Office quickly realised that high-profile venues connected to the events could be at risk fro opportunistic terror attacks, as well as surrounding critical national infrastructure.
The requirement for easy to delpy, surface mounted defensive barriers to provide key venues with protection from blast and hostile vehicle assault became paramount.
MIL 1 Defensive Barriers were chosen
The North Greenwich Arena (O2 Arena) with a seating capacity of 20,000, utilised HESCO defensive barriers to create a secure perimeter.
HESCO MIL 1 units were used to create a protective boundary around Wembley Stadium, which had an estimated 90,000 visitors per event