US defence big Lockheed Martin planning £50m area centre in Newcastle

Newcastle set for £50m area base: US defence big Lockheed Martin plans manufacturing facility and analysis centre within the North East

Lockheed Martin is seeking to spend £50million to arrange a base for its area enterprise within the North East.

The US firm, the world’s largest defence group, is in talks in Newcastle a few venture which may create as much as 2,300 jobs.

It may construct a manufacturing facility in addition to a analysis centre. It already has 2,000 workers within the UK and invests £1.8billion in Britain a 12 months.

Carry off: Executives from the US firm are holding talks in Newcastle concerning the potential venture, which may create as much as 2,300 jobs

Lockheed is a significant area contractor that has been concerned in all 22 Nasa missions to Mars.

Greater than 45,000 individuals work within the UK’s area business. 

Nik Smith, of Lockheed Martin UK and Europe, stated: ‘We’re dedicated to make the UK one of the affluent and succesful area sectors on this planet.’ 

‘With its sturdy manufacturing heritage, extremely expert workforce and popularity for high quality, we’ve recognized North East England as a robust contender for our future operations, probably creating new high-technology engineering and manufacturing jobs for the area.’ 

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