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Thousands of jobs may be secured at BAE Systems plant in Lancashire

Credit: ITV Granada

Thousands of jobs may be secured at BAE Systems' Warton plant in Lancashire after the Government of Qatar signalled its intention to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets.

Assembly of the Typhoon accounts for about 4,000 jobs at BAe and roughly 10,000 in the UK overall.

If the deal is signed, it'll be the firm's fourth major contract in the Middle East.