thousand jobs will be created through a to BAE Systems deal to build two new
aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy.
UK defence giant has won the lead role in the £2.9bn contract, but the work is
to be shared with rival bidder Thales, a French company which will provide the
of the work will be carried out in the UK.
contract is expected to create about 2,000 jobs and secure a further 10,000 at
have welcomed the deal, saying it is great news for Scottish shipbuilding.
is the biggest decision that the MoD have taken in decades and is a much needed
shot in the arm for Scottish shipbuilding and the wider manufacturing
sector," said John Quigley, Scottish regional secretary for the Amicus
Morris, general secretary of the Transport & General Workers Union, said:
"This is good news for British industry and a vote of confidence by the
Government in British manufacturing.
believe our quality British workforce will deliver a quality British product.
challenge is now for BAE Systems to deliver on time and on budget."