'Independent Community News Service of the Year'
Wales Media Awards 2016

150 jobs secured at General Dynamics UK in Oakdale

Published in Business, News at 10:02, Thursday July 25th, 2013. Last updated at 14:05, Monday August 5th, 2013


Around 150 jobs at an Oakdale defence firm have been secured after it was awarded a share of a £45m Ministry of Defence contract.

General Dynamics UK will maintain the Bowman radio, a secure voice and data system for soldiers, for the armed forces.

Defence Minister Philip Dunne said: “General Dynamics have a proven record of delivering high quality support services to our armed forces.

“Bowman is a key communications asset, used by all three services across the globe, enabling greater situational awareness and critically providing a secure system for information sharing and communications.

“This £45 million contract is a good example of how one of our prime contractors is working closely with UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to rebalance the economy and laying the foundations for lasting growth and shared prosperity in the defence industry.”


Have your say below

Related Links

Please review our commenting guidelines before posting a comment.