Defence giant to cut 640 jobs

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems is planning to axe up to 640 jobs following a review of its workload, the company announced today.

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems is planning to axe up to 640 jobs following a review of its workload, the company announced today.

The firm said it will start consulting on 642 potential job losses across eight sites in its Integrated System Technologies Business.

The sites affected by the planned cuts are in Portsmouth, Chelmsford, Christchurch (Dorset), Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Frimley in Surrey, Hillend in Fife and New Malden in south west London.

The business affected by the cuts employs 3,700 workers at 11 sites on radar surveillance, command and information systems and underwater systems to UK and overseas defence and security customers.


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