BAE Wins 1.2 Billion-Pound Submarine Order From U.K. Government

Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- BAE Systems Plc, Europe’s largest defense company, won a 1.2 billion-pound ($1.9 billion) contract from the U.K. government to build a submarine for the Royal Navy.

BAE will construct the Astute Class submarine in Barrow-in-Furness, northern England, “safeguarding” 3,000 jobs, the Ministry of Defence said today in a statement.

The ministry also said a further 1.5 billion pounds had been committed to building other submarines.

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