Profile: General Dynamics Corp (GD.N)
28 Jul 2016
General Dynamics Corporation, incorporated on February 21, 1952, is an aerospace and defense company that offers a portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions and information technology (IT) services, and shipbuilding. The Company operates through four business groups: Aerospace, which produces Gulfstream aircraft; provides aircraft services, and performs aircraft completions for other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); Combat Systems, which design and manufacture combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; Information Systems and Technology, which provides C4ISR solutions and IT services, and Marine Systems, which design, construct and repair surface ships and submarines.
The Company, through Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, designs, develops, manufactures, services and supports the business-jet aircraft. Its product line includes aircraft across a spectrum of price and performance options in the large- and mid-cabin business-jet market. The Aerospace group offers large-cabin business jets, which include the G500, the G600 and the G650 business-jet family. The G650 family includes the G650 and the extended-range G650ER. It designs, develops and manufactures aircraft in Savannah, including manufacturing all large-cabin models. The Company offers the Symmetry Flight Deck that includes approximately 10 touchscreens and active control sidesticks with the G500 and G600. The Aerospace group offers support for the over 2,500 Gulfstream aircraft in service with factory-owned service network in the business aviation industry, including professionals located around the globe. The Company operates approximately 10 Company-owned service centers across the world and has over 20 factory-authorized service centers and authorized warranty facilities on over six continents. Its service offerings include maintenance, repair, aircraft management, charter, fixed-base operations (FBO) and staffing services. The Aerospace group has operations in Lincoln and Long Beach, California; West Palm Beach, Florida; Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia; Cahokia, Illinois; Bedford and Westfield, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Teterboro, New Jersey; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Appleton, Wisconsin; Vienna, Austria; Sorocaba, Brazil; Beijing and Hong Kong, China; Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich, Germany; Mexicali, Mexico; Moscow, Russia; Singapore; Basel, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Luton, the United Kingdom.
The Company's Combat Systems group offers a spectrum of combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for the United States and its allies around the world. The group's product lines include wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; weapons systems, armament and munitions, and maintenance and logistics support and sustainment services. Tactical vehicles offered by the group include the lightweight Flyer family of vehicles, a modular vehicle built for speed and mobility. It delivers the Flyer 60 and Flyer 72 to the United States Special Operations Command for the Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) and Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) programs. Outside the United States, the Duro and Eagle tactical vehicle families offer a range of options in the 6- to 15-ton weight class. The group's family of route clearance vehicles includes the Buffalo, Cougar and RG-31 vehicles. These vehicles are designed specifically to protect occupants from land mines, hostile fire and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Internationally, the group provides Abrams tanks to several the United States allies. It also offers ASCOD, a versatile tracked combat vehicle with multiple versions, including the Spanish Pizarro and the Austrian Ulan. The group offers the British Army's AJAX armored fighting vehicle, which is a version of the Austrian Spanish Cooperation Development (ASCOD).
The Company designs, develops and produces an array of weapons systems. For ground forces, it manufactures M2/M2-A1 heavy machine guns and MK19/MK47 grenade launchers. The group also produces legacy and next-generation weapons systems for shipboard applications, including the Navy's Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), multiple subsystems for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) guided-missile destroyer firepower mission modules. For airborne platforms, it produces weapons for the United States and non-United States fighter aircraft, including high-speed Gatling guns for all the United States fixed-wing military aircraft. The group also supplies composite structures and aircraft components. The Company's munitions portfolio covers the full breadth of naval, air and ground forces applications across all calibers and weapons platforms for the United States Government and its allies. In North America, the group supplies Hydra-70 rockets, large-caliber tank ammunition, medium-caliber ammunition, mortar and artillery projectiles, tactical missile aerostructures, and high-performance warheads, military propellants, and conventional bombs and bomb cases. Its Combat Systems group has operations in Anniston, Alabama; East Camden and Hampton, Arkansas; Crawfordsville, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee, Florida; Marion, Illinois; Saco, Maine; Shelby Township and Sterling Heights, Michigan; Joplin, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Lima and Springboro, Ohio; Eynon, Red Lion and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Ladson, South Carolina; Garland, Texas; Williston, Vermont; Marion, Virginia; Auburn and Sumner, Washington; Vienna, Austria; Edmonton, La Gardeur, London, St. Augustin and Valleyfield, Canada; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Granada, Madrid, Sevilla and Trubia, Spain; Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and Oakdale and Merthyr Tydfil, the United Kingdom.
Information Systems and Technology
The Company's Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products and services in support of programs for a range of military, federal/civilian, state, local and commercial customers. The group's portfolio includes IT solutions and mission support services, and mobile communication, command-and-control mission systems, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions. The Company designs, builds and operates secure IT networks and systems, and provides professional and technical services. Its offerings include cyber security services, big data analytics, fraud prevention and detection software, process automation and program management solutions for public and commercial health systems. It also offers training in military operations, range support, technology-based simulation and professional development.
The Company designs, builds, integrates, deploys and supports communications, command-and-control and computer mission systems; imagery, signals- and multi-intelligence systems, and cyber security systems for customers in the United States defense, intelligence and homeland security communities and the United States allies. The Company manufacturers secure communications systems that improve customers' ability to communicate, collaborate and access vital information, including fixed and mobile ground, radio and satellite communications systems and antenna technologies. In command-and-control systems, the Company provides fire-control systems for the United States navy submarine programs and develops commercial software and hardware upgrades to improve the tactical control capabilities for submarine classes. The Information Systems and Technology group provides ISR solutions for classified programs. It delivers cyber security-related products and services to help customers defend and protect their networks from the persistent and growing cyber threat. Its Information Systems and Technology group has operations in Cullman, Alabama; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Santa Clara, California; Lynn Haven and Riverview, Florida; Coralville and West Des Moines, Iowa; Lawrence, Kansas; Annapolis Junction and Towson, Maryland; Dedham, Pittsfield, Taunton and Westwood, Massachusetts; Bloomington, Minnesota; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Conover, Greensboro and Newton, North Carolina; Kilgore and Wortham, Texas; Sandy, Utah; Chantilly, Chesapeake, Chester, Fairfax, Herndon, Springfield and Sterling, Virginia; Spokane Valley, Washington; Calgary and Ottawa, Canada; Tallinn, Estonia, and Oakdale and St. Leonards, the United Kingdom.
The Company's Marine Systems group designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the United States Navy, and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. Its portfolio of platforms and solutions includes nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, commercial product carriers and containerships, design and engineering support services, and overhaul, repair and lifecycle support services. Its programs include Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarines; Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) and DDG-1000 guided-missile destroyers, and Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) auxiliary support ships. The Marine Systems group provides ship and submarine overhaul, repair and lifecycle support services to extend the service life and maximize the value of the ships. The Company conducts surface-ship repair operations in approximately four locations with full-service maintenance and repair shipyards on both the United States coasts. In support of allied navies, the Company offers program management, planning, engineering and design support for submarine and surface-ship construction programs. Its Marine Systems group has operations in San Diego, California; Groton and New London, Connecticut; Jacksonville, Florida; Bath and Brunswick, Maine; North Kingstown, Rhode Island; Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia; Bremerton, Washington, and Mexicali, Mexico.
General Dynamics Corp
2941 Fairview Park Dr Ste 100
FALLS CHURCH VA 22042-4541
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