BAE SYSTEMS AWARDS £1BN IN UK SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACTS

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BAE SYSTEMS AWARDS £1BN IN UK SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACTS

July 23, 2020 · posted by Chris Beck

BAE Systems has awarded a further five contracts to suppliers worth more than £100m, as progress on the Type 26 frigate programme continues apace at the company’s shipyards in Glasgow.

The new contracts will support 250 jobs, with the Type 26 programme sustaining more than 4,000 jobs in total across the UK, helping to support the nation’s economic recovery by maintaining much-needed skills and capabilities. More than £1bn has been invested across the programme’s supply chain to date, with more than 100 suppliers globally.

The contract awards come as construction on the final unit of the first Type 26 frigate, HMS Glasgow, begins. All 57 units of the anti-submarine warfare ship are now under construction…

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