According to BAE, the new contracts will support around 550 jobs and bring the total investment…

via John Currin (JC ‘s Naval and Military) – Google+ Public Posts

According to BAE, the new contracts will support around 550 jobs and bring the total investment in the supply chain to more than £500m.

The largest of the new contracts are for the procurement of structural steel for the first three ships from UK and European steel mills by Dent Steel Services Ltd from its Bradford, UK facility, and sonar components critical to the ship’s anti-submarine warfare role, which are to be manufactured by Thales in Cheadle and Tods Defence from their Portland, UK facility.

BAE Systems’ Maritime Services was also awarded the contract for manufacturing the Artisan Radar 997, for Type 26, assembly of which will take place in Cowes, UK.

A total of 34 companies across the maritime supply chain will be working with BAE Systems to deliver the Type 26 ships.

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