Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
France, United Kingdom
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.40 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition

550 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 September 2015
Employment effect (start)
16 September 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


The European weapons manufacturer MBDA has announced major hiring plans in France and the United Kingdom. MBDA will hire 550 employees in France by the end of 2016, a net increase of its French workforce of 220 or 5 per cent. Details of the hiring plans in the UK are expected to be announced to the UK unions shortly. The announcement comes after MBDA won several major international contracts including  a EUR 410 mn  contract to supply missiles to the Royal Air Force.


  • 16 September 2015: Le Tribune


Eurofound (2015), MBDA, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 84717, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84717.