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Major investment in bid to secure missile base jobs

TWO NEW weapon-tracking radars worth almost £17 million are to be installed on St Kilda as part of a modernisation of missile testing bases.

At MOD Hebrides, two existing radars are also to be upgraded in a £95 million programme. They will be used as a part of a tracking station and will be fully functional by spring 2020.

It comes as part of a joint investment by MOD UK and QinetiQ which will help reduce the overall operating costs of the range.

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