BAE have confirmed an order which will save 218 jobs at Brough - and keep manufacturing at the site.

A spokesman said: "BAE Systems can confirm that it has proposed, to our Brough employees and their representatives, an alternative solution to ending manufacturing at the site.

The proposal, which has been made viable with the Hawk order from KSA, will mitigate 218 potential job losses at the site and guarantee a role for 30 of the site’s apprentices upon completion of their apprenticeship. This is in addition to the 118 mitigations already achieved and there are also a further 73 roles available for Brough employees who wish to transfer across to our Samlesbury and Warton sites.

From the outset of consultations, the Company has been committed to, as far as possible, exploring all opportunities to avoid and mitigate the potential job losses. Through that commitment, working together with the Trade Union and Executive Representatives and a fresh approach to the Hawk supply chain, this proposal has been developed. The Company remains committed to pursuing mitigation opportunities for those roles not yet mitigated.

The proposed solution will see Brough undertake Hawk manufacturing work that was originally anticipated to be sub-contracted on future Hawk orders and will include packages that have been done in the supply chain on previous Hawk contracts.”