200 jobs created to build tanks
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About 260 Boxer armoured vehicles are to be produced for the British Army at a site in Shropshire.
German defence firm Rheinmetall said more than 200 jobs would be created in and around its Telford site after it landed the £860m contract.
The plant will build the vehicles over 10 years.
The firm said the contract would see £20m spent upgrading the Telford site and 60 apprentices trained over five years.
The facility will produce two versions of the Boxer which will can each carry a crew of three along with equipment and other passengers.