LATEST NEWS: BAE Systems announce plans to axe 16 jobs at RAF Marham

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Sixteen jobs at RAF Marham are at risk as part of proposed cuts announced by BAE Systems today, Thursday, October 9.

The posts, which are said to be managerial roles, are among 440 jobs which are set to go in the company’s Military Air and Information (MAI) business.

Managing director Chris Boardman said he regretted the announcement.

But he added: “We believe that by implementing changes to our management structure we will become a more efficient and effective business, and be better placed to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly competitive market.

“We have a strong order book with Hawk, Typhoon and F-35 in production across our business and this, aligned with our extensive and growing in-service support work with the RAF and overseas customers, provides a strong foundation for a long-term sustainable business.

“We understand this is a time of uncertainty for our employees and we are committed to working with them and their representatives to explore ways of avoiding and mitigating potential job losses.”

The company currently employs 530 staff at Marham, of which around 50 are in management roles.