Nigel welcomes BAE Systems contract on Eurofighter Typhoon

Nigel welcomed the announcement that BAE Systems have secured a new contract to deliver further enhancement to the Eurofighter Typhoon. 

The contract was signed by representatives from the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain and represents an order value of £72 million for BAE Systems, which has sites in Samlesbury and Warton.  

Speaking from Westminster this morning Mr Evans said, ‘BAE Systems is one of the most important employers in Lancashire and are the largest single employer in the Ribble Valley constituency. The success of BAE Systems is vital to the economic success of the Ribble Valley and of Lancashire and I welcome this announcement, that will help sustain more than 200 highly skilled engineering jobs at the Warton Unit, where the upgrade work will take place.

I am committed to promoting and championing the important work of BAE Systems in Lancashire, which serves as a centre of world-class high tech engineering and provides thousands of jobs for the Ribble Valley and Lancashire.’