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'End Of An Era For English Shipbuilding'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

BAE Systems has axed 940 jobs in Portsmouth, bringing an end to an 800-year long era of English shipbuilding. The defence giant's announcement wil...

Brazil's Newest Warship Leaves UK

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

The newest ship in the Brazilian navy's fleet has left the UK on a journey of more than 10,000 miles (16,100km) to Brazil. Araguari, which sailed f...

Why it is Time for an Active Defence Industrial Strategy

Jim Murphy MP | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Murphy MP

The failure of the merger between BAE and EADS was inevitable once political differences came to the fore. The UK government has done the right thing in sticking to red lines, but ministers now have a challenge to deliver the active defence industrial strategy which is needed more than ever before.

It's All Off! BAE and EADS Tie Up Hits The Skids

Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Plans for a £28 billion merger between defence giant BAE and French rival EADS have been scrapped after political bickering stalled negotiations. ...

BAE Confirms Merger Talks With EADS

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

Following days of media speculation, defence giant BAE systems has confirmed it is in talks about a potential merger with Airbus manufacturer EADS. ...

A Fantastic Move for Human Rights - If Consistently Upheld

Siraj Datoo | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Politics
Siraj Datoo

The government have done something right. Hoorah. On the Andrew Marr show, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that any individual that has abused human rights would not be able to enter the country.

BAE Systems Wins £1.9bn Contract To Supply Saudi Jets

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Defence company BAE Systems has signed a £1.9bn contract to supply training jets to Saudi Arabia. BAE says the deal will save 218 jobs at its East...

Taxpayers Face £600m Bill If Historic Shipyard Closes

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

Taxpayers face a bill for up to £600m if defence firm BAE Systems closes its historic Portsmouth shipyard, it was reported on Sunday. BAE has put ...

Government's Chaotic Management of its Defence Responsibilities is an Indictment of Short-Term Thinking

Mike Clancy | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Clancy

At a time when the UK is crying out for jobs, the coalition government's lack of conviction over the future of defence manufacturing and its technology base is a desperate indictment of short-term thinking.

BAE Job Cuts Discredit the Government's Distinction Between Public and Private Sector Jobs

Tim Page | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Page

The TUC was shocked at Tuesday's news of nearly 3,000 aircraft manufacturing job losses at BAE systems in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unions have vowed to fight the cuts and the TUC will support them in any way we can.

BAE Confirms 2,942 Job Cuts At Plants Across UK

Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

Defence giant BAE Systems has confirmed 2,942 job cuts at its plants across the UK after days of speculation. The job losses will mainly hit the c...