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BAE to close Portsmouth yard, cut shipbuilding jobs

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Friday, November 8, 2013 - 06:00
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Partial work: The Portsmouth yard will be closed in H2 2014, but an engineering team will be retained to support Type 26 warships to be built in Glasgow. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[LONDON] BAE Systems will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and shut a historic yard in Britain as a government austerity drive hits demand, the British maker of military equipment said. The yard in Portsmouth will be closed in the second half of 2014, but an engineering team will be retained to