Cochrane: Thales contract will be a big boost to the economy

Alliance East Belfast MLA, Judith Cochrane, has welcomed a £48million contract that has been awarded to Thales from the Ministry of Defence for a new missile system for the Royal Navy.

Judith Cochrane MLA said: “This major contract will be a big boost to the local and wider Northern Ireland economy. It is a massive vote of confidence in our manufacturing sector.

“This contract will ensure that we can continue our proud engineering heritage that is well known around the world.

“This announcement follows similar investments by companies in East Belfast such as Bombardier, and shows that our economy is beginning to recover following the economic downturn.”


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