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AWE given 15 year contract at Faslane

Nuclear weapons role in Scotland for private firms 27 July 2012


MoD signs 15-year contract with alliance of contractors to provide support for Trident weapons system in Clyde


Private contractors are to take over the role of looking after the UK's nuclear weapons in Scotland.


The Ministry of Defence signed a 15-year contract with ABL Alliance on Friday to provide support for the Trident weapons system at the naval base on the river Clyde.Under the new contract, 149 MoD civilian posts will transfer to the alliance. The jobs are in industrial and technical grades, warehousing and logistic support services, while supervisors and managers are also transferring.


Thirty-nine Royal Navy posts will also be seconded to the alliance, which comprises AWE plc, Babcock and Lockheed Martin UK Strategic Systems.