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BAE to build Typhoon fighters in Warton for Government of Oman

Posted on - 24th January, 2012 - 9:40am | Author - | Posted in - Business, People, Politics

BAE Systems are in talks to supply the Government of Oman with Typhoon fighter aircrafts.

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The Typhoons would be built at BAE’s Warton site, which was the subject of a debate in the House of Commons last year.

From the story in the Independent:

The company said it had mitigated 900 of the compulsory redundancies across Warton and another site at nearby Samlesbury, so out of the 1,408 potential redundancies, around 500 will be compulsory.

Officials said today’s announcement will not save the jobs, although it will have an impact on the supply chain.

A spokesman said: “BAE Systems welcomes the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the supply and support of Typhoon fighter aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Oman.

“This news underpins the long-standing defence and security relationship between Oman and the United Kingdom and between the armed forces in Oman and BAE Systems, a major supplier of equipment and services to the Sultanate.”

Read the full story here.

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