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22 September 2015, 06:00
An aerospace company is to create more than 300 jobs at a new centre in Glasgow.
Lockheed Martin has established a new base in the city, moving from Inchinnan in Renfrewshire, and said it will be home to 327 new jobs "over the coming years''.
The company, which works in defence and aerospace and also has offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, said it had created 50 new jobs since the start of the year.
Links to Glasgow's universities was a key reason to move the office to the Skypark business park in the city.
Sondra Barbour, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, said: "International growth is critical to the long-term growth strategy of our information systems business.
"Given the scale of local ICT innovation, flagship universities and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) initiatives, we see Glasgow and central Scotland as the ideal location to increase our UK presence.''
Lockheed Martin employs about 3,000 people at 21 sites across the UK.
Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International, said: "Encouraging global companies like Lockheed Martin to invest in Scotland is at the heart of what we do, and I am very pleased that Scottish Enterprise and SDI have been able to help the company expand its operations in Scotland.
"Scotland has the skills, talent, infrastructure and innovative spirit to thrive in a competitive global market.
"That is why we continue to attract leading global players like Lockheed Martin. I look forward to working with the Lockheed Martin team going forward, and to hearing of their continued success in the years ahead.''