The Engineer has just reported that a new naval air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles, is to be manufactured in the UK by MBDA under a £250m MoD contract. The contract to manufacture Sea Ceptor is expected to sustain around 250 jobs, at MBDA sites in Stevenage, Filton and Lostock. It is also estimated that a further 250 jobs will be secured in companies in the supply chain. This is excellent news for the UK employment sector as it is expected that the jobs will predominantly be UK Engineering Jobs and I.T. / Technology Jobs. Jenrick, a specialist recruitment consultancy that serves the Security Cleared industry has just returned from DSEI 2013 where MBDA Systems were also exhibiting. The Sea Ceptor will be fitted to the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, and could also be adapted for use by the Army and RAF. BAE Systems say Rolls-Royce has been selected as the design partner for gas turbines, while David Brown Gear Systems will develop the gear box and MTU the diesel generator sets. Rohde & Schwarz has been selected to design the Integrated communications system for the ships.

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