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Jobs secured by £125m Tornado jet contract

More than 600 engineering jobs will be secured by a £125m MoD contract to maintain, repair and upgrade the RAF’s Tornado jets.

Highly-skilled work will be carried out on the GR4 fleet to ensure they are ready to support operations over the next five years, as they have done in Afghanistan and Libya.

The contract with BAE Systems, claimed to deliver savings of up to £90m for the taxpayer compared to the original agreement, will involve work at RAF Marham in Norfolk, RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, RAF Leeming in Yorkshire and at BAE System sites in Warton and Samlesbury.

The contract will run until the aircraft are retired at the end of the decade and replaced by Typhoon and Lightning II jets.

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