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BAE Systems announces potential job losses in its Military Air & Information business

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BAE Systems has today announced 440 potential managerial job losses within its Military Air & Information (MAI) business.

This proposal is driven by the organisation’s continuous drive for efficiency.

The locations of potential job losses are as follows:

  • Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire – 16
  • Christchurch, Dorset – 18
  • Frimley, Surrey – 22
  • RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire – 22
  • RAF Marham, Norfolk – 16
  • Samlesbury and Warton, Lancashire – 286
  • Other UK locations – 53
  • Overseas – 7

Chris Boardman, Managing Director of BAE Systems MAI, commented: “It is always regrettable when you have to announce potential job losses. However, we believe that by implementing changes to our management structure we will become a more efficient and effective business, and be better placed to meet the needs of current and potential customers in what is an increasingly competitive market.

“We have a strong order book with Hawk, Typhoon and F-35 in production across our business and this, aligned with our extensive and growing in-service support work with the Royal Air Force and our overseas customers, provides a strong foundation for a long-term sustainable business.

“We understand that this is a time of uncertainty for our employees and we are committed to working with them and their representatives to explore ways of avoiding and mitigating potential job losses.”