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£364m military radio contract boost for south Wales plant

A defence firm in south Wales has secured two new Ministry of Defence contracts in a deal worth £364m.

Engineers at General Dynamics UK in Oakdale, Caerphilly county, will maintain the specialist Bowman radio for the armed forces.

Last year, the firm secured a share of a £45m MoD deal for work, safeguarding 150 jobs.

The latest agreement secures the future of a further 140 posts.

Stephen Rowbotham, of General Dynamics UK, told BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan what the deal would mean for the firm.

  • 01 May 2014