Hammond: a 'number of things' prevented BAE deal

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said a "number of things" stopped the merger deal between BAE Systems and EADS.

Mr Hammond added that despite the deal falling through, the British defence company still had a "great future".

You can see the interview with Mr Hammond on the ITV News website.

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BAE and EADS merger off

The potential merger between BAE Systems and EADS, the company that make Airbus aircraft, has been cancelled, sources said.