UK reclaims place as world’s second largest arms exporter

Figures reveal record £14bn sales last year with nearly 80% going to Middle EastBritish defence exports rose to a record £14bn in 2018, with sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and other countries in the Middle East accounting for nearly 80% of that …

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BAE Systems shares fall over Germany’s ban on arms exports to Saudis

Embargo threatens UK’s pending £10bn deal to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi ArabiaDefence company BAE Systems’ share price fell sharply on Thursday after it warned that a German ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, imposed after the killing of journalis…

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UK councils invest £566m in arms firms linked to Yemen war

Exclusive: workers’ pensions put into companies implicated in deadly Saudi campaignMore than half a billion pounds of council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local authorities in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military…

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UK moves closer to signing Typhoon jet deal with Saudis

Proposed multibillion-pound deal with BAE Systems to buy 48 jets denounced by campaigners

Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has moved towards completing an order worth billions of pounds from Saudi Arabia for the purchase of 48 Typhoon fighter jets.

The announcement came at the end of a three-day visit to the UK by the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Although the order could help save jobs, the proposed contract was immediately denounced by arms campaigners concerned about Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen.

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BAE Systems announces £5bn deal to supply Typhoon jets to Qatar

Deal will help secure thousands of jobs at Warton in Lancashire and includes support and training for Qatari air force

BAE Systems has announced a £5bn contract to supply Typhoon aircraft to the Qatari air force.

The deal, which will help secure UK jobs, includes a support and training package. The contract is subject to financing conditions and is expected to be fulfilled no later than mid 2018.

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BAE Systems to cut nearly 2,000 jobs

Defence contractor deals huge blow to UK manufacturing sector that follows lack of orders for its Eurofighter Typhoon jet

Britain’s biggest defence contractor, BAE Systems, is to cut nearly 2,000 jobs in a significant blow to the UK manufacturing sector.

The company, which makes the Eurofighter Typhoon jet and Britain’s nuclear submarines, said up to 1,400 jobs would go at its military, air and information business, along with a further 375 in maritime services and 150 at its applied intelligence business.

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BAE Systems to cut nearly 2,000 UK jobs

Defence contractor deals blow to manufacturing sector after lack of orders for its Eurofighter Typhoon jet

Britain’s biggest defence contractor, BAE Systems, is to cut nearly 2,000 jobs in a significant blow to the UK’s manufacturing sector and the government’s industrial strategy.

The company, which makes the Eurofighter Typhoon jet and Britain’s nuclear submarines, said on Tuesday that up to 1,400 jobs would go at its military aerospace business over the next three years, along with a further 375 in maritime services and 150 at its cyber-intelligence business.

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