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BAE systems to cut 3,000 jobs in UK

Defence contractor BAE Systems is to formally announce later that it is cutting nearly 3,000 jobs in the UK.

Brough in East Yorkshire will see 900 jobs go, Warton in Lancashire will lose 822 posts and Samlesbury, also in Lancashire, will lose 565.

A further 655 jobs will also be lost at smaller sites, taking the final figure to 2,942, the BBC understands.

Unions have blamed defence cuts for the job losses and called the news a "hammer blow" to the industry.

Jon Brain reports.

  • 27 Sep 2011