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Defence in the media: Tuesday 11 September 2018

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of Defence Minister Stuart Andrew's visit to Stockport yesterday.

Stockport firm finishes multi-million-pound military bridge order for Australian Army

Forces Network cover Defence Minister Stuart Andrew's visit to WFEL yesterday. The company is world-renowned for building tactical military bridges. While there, the minister marked the completion of a multi-million-pound deal to supply the Australian Army with the vital logistics equipment.

The £53m deal with Australia is part of £600m-worth of export orders that WFEL has amassed over the past decade. The Defence Minister described the firm as ‘a model for how companies across the country can thrive on the global stage’ at a time when defence exports have surged by over 50% to £9bn.

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said:

Through WFEL, Stockport is leading the world in military bridges which help troops defeat our enemies and provide essential aid to people in disaster zones. Not only does WFEL bring hundreds of jobs and millions of pounds of investment to the UK, but it enables relations with some of our closest allies to flourish. As they finish an order for Australia, kick one off for America and look towards more opportunities to build British bridges, they are a model for how companies across the country can thrive on the global stage and play a key role in the defence of our nation.

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Defence Minister Stuart Andrew visits WFEL in Stockport