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BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs


BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in military, maritime and intelligence services, the firm says.A total of 750 posts will go at the Warton and Samlesbury plants in Lancashire where parts for the Eurofighter Typhoon are manufactured.They are part of a total of 1,400 roles going in the firm’s air and information business, which include 400 in Brough and 245 across RAF Marham and Leeming.Meanwhile 340 maritime jobs will be lost in Portsmouth and Solent.And a further 180 posts will go in London, Guildford and other locations.’Difficult news’In a statement, the defence contractor said it was making organisational changes to “boost competitiveness, accelerate technology innovation and improve operational excellence”.It added that the restructuring of its cyber-security wing would “drive continued growth”.BAE’s chief executive Charles Woodburn said the changes “unfortunately include proposed redundancies at a number of operations”. He added: “I recognise this will be difficult news for some of our employees and we are committed to do everything we can to support those affected.”
Source: BBC