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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

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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.”

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