Monmouth MP David Davies today welcomed Defence Minister Philip Dunne MP to the BAE Systems site at Glascoed.
Mr Dunne was visiting the site following the end of a major transformation project which has seen 250 world war two era buildings demolished and replaced with state of the art facilities.
The Minister and MP were shown advanced ballistics which are now going to be made on site.
Mr Dunne said:
“I am delighted to be here in support of local MP David Davies visiting one of Monmouthshire’s largest employers. The new programme will support jobs supplying munitions at home and abroad.”
Mr Davies said:
“BAE is a hugely important part of the local economy. The work done here is vital in ensuring the safety of the British Armed forces defending us here and abroad.
The site supports 500 jobs, many of which require high skills in engineering.
I am very pleased that BAE’s contribution to Britain’s defence is being recognised at Ministerial level.”