U.K. Picks Irish Plant Sold by Bombardier to Build Drone Fighter
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January 26, 2021 - by Layan Odeh for www.bnnbloomberg.ca
A former Bombardier Inc. plant in Northern Ireland will lead Britain's development of drone fighters after new owner Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. was awarded a 30 million-pound ($41 million) design contract.
The three-year deal to build a prototype model will help support 100 jobs at the Belfast aero-structures factory taken over by Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit in October, the Ministry of Defence said Monday.
Britain is seeking to develop so-called "loyal wingman" drones by the end of the decade to serve alongside its Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35...