Source: Sky News
Scores of civilian jobs are to be axed at a Moray airbase which has played a key role in the Afghan and Iraq wars. RAF Kinloss will lose 108 skilled staff who maintain and service its fleet of 11 MR2 Nimrod surveillance aircraft.
Total losses = 108
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Boeing intends laying-off nearly 1000 employees of IDS department. The employees of the hitherto-spared division face the ax largely because of funding cuts by the Pentagon.
Total losses = 1000
Navistar International Corp., the largest maker of blast-proof trucks for the U.S. military, will lay off 275 workers at a Mississippi plant because of declining production of the vehicles.
Navistar lost out on a $1.06 billion contract with the U.S. Defense Department last month to build all-terrain trucks that would protect troops in Afghanistan from roadside bombs, to Oshkosh Corp., which received that order.
Total losses = 275