BAE System’s fifth Type 45 vessel off to sea trials

Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by

Defender, the fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, has set sail from the company’s Scotstoun shipyard to embark on her second and final stage of sea trials off the west coast of Scotland, before the handover to the Royal Navy later this year.

Hundreds of job to be axed as BAE Systems’ site closes

BAE Systems Rochester supply components for Typhoon fighter jets
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by

BAE Systems confirmed it will stop manufacturing at its Brough, East Yorkshire plant next year, as part of its plans to cut costs to remain competitive.

Production at the aircraft factory, which employs 1,300 people, will end after almost a century, resulting in 845 redundancies. The site, howe…