In brief

Rossendale Free Press - - Before The Bench -

BAE Sys­tems is plan­ning to cut al­most 2,000 jobs in its mil­i­tary, mar­itime and in­tel­li­gence ser­vices un­der moves to stream­line its busi­ness and have a “sharper” com­pet­i­tive edge.

The big­gest cut­back will be in the mil­i­tary air busi­ness, with 1,400 jobs set to be axed across five sites over the next three years, in­clud­ing War­ton and Sam­les­bury in Lan­cashire, where the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as­sem­bly takes place.

Jobs will also be cut at Brough in East York­shire and at RAF bases in Marham, Nor­folk, and Leem­ing in North York­shire.

Around 375 pro­posed re­dun­dan­cies were an­nounced in BAE’s mar­itime ser­vic­ing and sup­port busi­ness, mainly af­fect­ing Portsmouth.

Some jobs will also go from the com­pany’s cy­ber in­tel­li­gence busi­ness in Lon­don and Guild­ford.

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