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BAE Systems has been awarded a £328m contract for the design of the Royal Navy’s next generation of submarines.
The company says the contract will safeguard current jobs and allow them to create a further 280 positions this year.
The first of the new class is due to be delivered in 2028 and will provide the nation’s nuclear deterrent into the 2060s.
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Contracts worth £350m to UK companies to design the next generation of nuclear submarines will see most of the work go to BAE Systems.