Jobs are set to go at BAE Systems plant at Filton after the defence firm announced more than 600 staff would go across the UK in a new round of cost cuts.
The jobs will go at eight sites across the UK in its Integrated System Technologies Business, which produces surveillance and command systems.
The sites affected are Filton, Portsmouth, Chelmsford, Christchurch, Isle of Wight, Frimley (Surrey), Hillend (Fife) and south-west London.
“We have a responsibility to address a reduction in our forecast workload and manage our cost base to remain competitive and meet our customers’ future requirements,” said BAE Systems’ Rory Fisher.
“We will work with our employees and their representatives to explore ways of mitigating these potential job losses and we will ensure employees are fully supported throughout this process.”
Earlier this year, BAE said 500 jobs would go in its combat vehicles and weapons unit. It later increased that figure to almost 700.
The systems business affected in the latest announcement employs 3,700 workers at 11 sites across the UK.