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AWACS: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 93541, tabled on 22 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what measure the Government has added 600 new jobs to the E-7 Wedgetail contract; and what the job titles of those jobs are.

Answered on

25 September 2020

The E-7 Wedgetail programme is expected to secure several hundred jobs in the UK, which will be spread throughout the supply chain. These jobs include training, modification of the aircraft, component manufacture, infrastructure build and services, and engineering and supply chain support to the aircraft.

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