A SCOTTISH manufacturing company is investing £2 million in plans to grow its workforce by 50 per cent so it can meet growing demand from customers.
Aggressive Russian actions close to the UK and terrorism around the world has emphasised the importance of maintaining a strong Royal Navy, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said as he cut the steel on a new patrol vessel.
Defence giant BAE has dropped plans, put forward 15 months ago, to invest around £200 million building a world class "frigate factory" at Scotstoun - one of its two naval shipyards on the Clyde.
THE Ministry of Defence has been called upon to act following claims that shipbuilders at Rosyth are losing their jobs while migrant workers are being taken on to do longer hours for less pay.
BAE Systems has said it could sell parts of its US-based intelligence and security operation after receiving a number of enquiries from potential buyers.