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Newport based company EADS Defence and Security Systems has won a £200m contract which will create more than 200 new jobs. They have been awarded a Government contract to make a communications system for the fire and rescue service.

This announcement is another valuable building block in the construction of the new Newport economy. These 210 skilled, well paid jobs are in an area of work that is entirely new to the city and is a very welcome part of transforming the local economy to one based on information technology.

EADS has made enormous progress in Newport over the last five years and the future looks bright with the investment of these new jobs. Len Tyler, Managing Director of EADS said: "This announcement is a further demonstration of the powerful integration capabilities and skills we have built up at Newport."