Company Watch - BAE Systems.

 
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Apr 7, 2008

BAE Systems, UK aerospace giant, is to let go of almost 600 jobs at two of its military factories, unions have been told. Officials expressed shock at the scale of the cuts at the sites in Brough, near Hull and Woodford, near Manchester. Unite said it would resist compulsory redundancies among the 450 job losses at Brough, home of the Hawk aircraft, and 134 job cuts at Woodford, the home of Nimrod. National officer Bernie Hamilton said: "Only a few days ago the Red Arrows had the Hawks on display to celebrate the RAF's 90th anniversary. Sadly, the future for the skilled workers that built these state of the art jets is now uncertain. Apr 3, 2008

BAE Systems has received a $132 million production contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 179 Medium Mine Protected Vehicles (MMPV). In December 2007, BAE Systems was selected as the prime contractor for the MMPV program, worth up to $2.2 billion to produce up to 2,500 vehicles through 2015, for Army Engineers and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams.Twenty-four of 179 vehicles ordered will include a remotely controlled interrogator arm. MMPV is a multi-purpose, mine protected, 6x6 wheeled vehicle based on BAE Systems' next generation RG33 family of vehicles. The contract brings the total amount awarded to date to $152 million.[sup.3]MMPV provides invaluable protection to soldiers in the field,[sup.2] said Matt Riddle, vice president of Wheeled Vehicles Programs...

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