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£446m contract for BAE Systems

Defence giant BAE Systems has received a five-year, £446 million contract to provide a range of engineering support services for the fleet of Typhoon jets.

The order will help to sustain around 600 jobs at BAE Systems' Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire focused on engineering, supply chain and project management.

Martin Taylor, BAE Systems' combat air support director, said: "This contract is great news for BAE Systems and for the Eurofighter programme as a whole. Over a five-year period the contract will deliver significant savings to the customer and will ensure that we have the skills, capabilities and funding in place to support Typhoon users across Europe."

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