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General Dynamics Corporation
Type Public
Traded as
  • NYSE:¬†GD
  • S&P 100 Component
  • S&P 500 Component
Industry Aerospace
Defense
Shipbuilding
When it was created February 7, 1899; 121 years ago (1899-02-07)
People who started it John Philip Holland
Headquarters West Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Phebe Novakovic
(Chairman and CEO)
Things made
Money earned Increase US$36.19 billion (2018)
Operating income Increase US$4.45 billion (2018)
Net income Increase US$3.34 billion (2018)
Total assets Increase US$45.40 billion (2018)
Total equity Increase US$11.73 billion (2018)
Employees 105,600 (December 2018)

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is an American aerospace and defense multinational corporation. They were created by mergers and divestitures. As of 2019, it was the fifth-largest defense contractor in the United States, and the sixth-largest in the world, by sales. The company is number 92 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the biggest United States corporations by total revenue. It is headquartered in West Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.


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