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More than 300 BAE jobs will be lost in Portsmouth

More than 300 jobs will be lost in Portsmouth Credit: PA

BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon, slowing production ahead of an expected order from Qatar. Around 340 jobs will be lost in Portsmouth.

Production of the Hawk jet aircraft is ending in the next few years, affecting the Brough site in Yorkshire, although Qatar could place a new order.

Around 400 redundancies are being planned at Brough.

Most of the military air job cuts will go in 2018 and 2019, with some planned for 2020 and BAE said its goal is to achieve as many voluntary redundancies as possible.

Around 375 job losses are planned for the maritime servicing and support business, with 340 in Portsmouth.

BAE's cyber intelligence business will cut 150 jobs, split between sites in London, Guildford in Surrey, and overseas.

The total number of proposed redundancies is 1,915.