InSeptember,thefirmannounced3,000joblossesintheUKbecauseofaslowdowninproductionoftheTyphoonaircraft。

OnMondayaspokesmanfromthecompanysaid:Thisannouncementwillnotaffectthejoblossesannouncedlastyear;howeverinthelongtermitcouldwellcreatejobsinthefutureassuchacontractwouldpositivelyimpactthesupplychain。

BAESystemswelcomesthereleaseofaRequestforProposals(RFP)forthesupplyandsupportofTyphoonfighteraircraftfortheRoyalAirForceofOman。

Thisnewsunderpinsthelong-standingdefenceandsecurityrelationshipbetweenOmanandtheUnitedKingdomandbetweenthearmedforcesinOmanandBAESystems,amajorsupplierofequipmentandservicestotheSultanate,thefirmadded。

In2010theGovernmentofOmanstateditsintentiontopurchaseEurofighterTyphoonaircraftforitsAirForce。

Speakingatthetime,theUKgovernmentsaid:TheUKgovernmentwelcomesthegovernmentofOmansrequestforaproposalfromBAESystemsforthesupplyandsupportofTyphoonaircraft。

Thisrepresentsanimportantsteptowardsthecontract。

Notonlyisthisafurthersignofthestrongandenduringrelationshipbetweenthetwocountries,butitalsopresentsafurtheropportunityforbothgovernmentsandrespectiveindustriestoworktogethertobringwidereconomic,trainingandeducationbenefitstoOman。

BAESystemswillnowworktorespondtotheRFP。

Thesharepricerose2。

68%to322。

1pby14:40。

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