Thales wins £600m MoD contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £600m contract to French defence contractor Thales, to service the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. The ten-year agreement will secure 230 Thales jobs at sites in Glasgow, Manchester, Somerset and Crawley, as well as safeguarding a further 300 jobs through the UK supply chain. The contract is expected to save the MoD around £140m over the 10-year period.