£600m MoD contract to secure jobs

Press Association
HMS Tireless
HMS Tireless

A £600 million contract to maintain the "eyes and ears" of the Royal Navy's ships and submarines is expected to secure more than 500 UK jobs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

The 10-year contract with manufacturer Thales will provide maintenance and repair for 17 different systems across the Royal Navy fleet, including Astute, Trafalgar and Vanguard submarines as well as Type 45 warships, Type 23 frigates and Hunt and Sandown class minehunting ships.