CINCINNATI (AP) -- A vehicle protective armor business has said it will cut about 200 jobs by the end of July amid decreased demand.
A product line of BAE Systems Inc. said Monday the cuts at a plant in Butler County just north of Cincinnati, are needed to stay competitive.
BAE System's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Product Line says production was cut due to the winding down of long-standing contracts, leaner defense budgets and the economy.
The southwest Ohio plant once employing 1,800 will be down to 430 employees.
Eligible employees will be offered severance and career transition help. They also may apply for other BAE Systems jobs.
Arlington, Va.-based BAE Systems Inc. is a subsidiary of British defense conglomerate BAE Systems PLC.