Babcock wins GDEB extension

Babcock, an aerospace and defence company, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract extension to manufacture a further 18 tactical missile tube assemblies (MTAs) for GDEB (General Dynamics Electric Boat).

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The MTA is part of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) project for the UK Dreadnought class and US Columbia class submarine programmes, and will support more than 200 advanced manufacturing jobs at Babcock’s Rosyth and Bristol facilities.
Defence Minister, Jeremy Quin, says: “This is a prime example of the capability of our defence industry to deliver specialised and complex manufacturing in support of an internationally significant programme. The contract extension will support 200 highly skilled jobs in Bristol and Rosyth, building next-generation technology for our vital nuclear deterrent.”
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