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Westminster Outlook: North of the border, BAE builds an array of warships for the Ministry of Defence

Government awards contracts worth £350m for new Trident submarines

The Government today awarded contracts worth £350 million to UK companies to design the next generation of nuclear submarines.

Pay and eco protesters head for City

Trinity Mirror favourite for shareholder rebellion while Centrica is target for anti-nuclear activists

Cytec snaps up Formula One composite maker

Umeco, the manufacturer behind the strong but light composite material used to build every Formula One car on the grid, was yesterday sold to a rival for £274m.

'Major milestone' for new warship

The “largest and most powerful warship” ever built for the Royal Navy is beginning to take shape as two massive sections of HMS Queen Elizabeth were joined together today.

BAE Systems win £446m contract

Defence giant BAE Systems has received a five-year, £446 million contract to provide a range of engineering support services for the fleet of Typhoon jets.

BAE systems expands jets operation

Defence giant BAE Systems will today open a new manufacturing facility at one of its UK sites, marking another milestone in production of the F-35 military jet.

BAE workers continue fight for jobs

Workers at a BAE Systems site have vowed to fight a decision to end manufacturing with the loss of hundreds of jobs.

BAE defence firm workers agree pay cut

Workers at two BAE Systems factories have voted to take a pay cut to save around 150 jobs, agreeing to one day of unpaid leave a month for the next two years.

New fighter jets contract to boost jobs

Thousands of jobs are to be created in the UK aerospace industry under a new programme of fighter jet-building.

BAE confirms job losses at aircraft factory

Defence giant BAE Systems has confirmed that manufacturing will end at one its aircraft factories, axing hundreds of jobs and delivering a “devastating” blow to workers.

David Cameron disappointed over India jet-fighter deal

David Cameron expressed “disappointment” today that a French firm had beaten BAE Systems to become preferred bidder for a major fighter plane contract with India.

Eurofighter loses Indian jet contract to French firm

The Indian government said yesterday that it was entering into exclusive talks with French company Dassault Aviation to provide 126 jets, delivering a devastating blow to the Eurofighter consortium that was hoping to secure the $12 billion (£7.6bn) deal.

Blow for BAE as India picks Dassault jet

The Indian government said yesterday it was entering into exclusive talks with the French company Dassault Aviation to provide 126 jets, delivering a devastating blow to the Eurofighter consortium that was hoping to secure the $12bn deal.

BAE Systems in talks with Oman over fighter aircraft deal

Defence giant BAE Systems is in talks with the Government of Oman to supply a number of Typhoon fighter aircraft, which would be delivered within three years of a contract being signed.

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