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(From The Western Mail)
DELAYS in confirming contracts for a new defence repair project are costing pounds 1m a month and putting 3,000 Welsh jobs at risk, unions warned yesterday.
In August, Ministers were promoting the scheme, known as Project Red Dragon, to invest pounds 70m to turn South Wales into a world-class aerospace centre.
The scheme would safeguard the jobs of staff working for the Defence Aviation Repair Agency at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and RAF Sealand in Flintshire.
But Jack Dromey, who chairs the MoD group of trade unions, says a review of who repairs Britain's planes and defence equipment threatens the …