General Dynamics

American defense manufacturing conglomerate

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.[2] The company is number 92 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the biggest United States corporations by total revenue.[3] It is headquartered in West Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.[4][5][6]

General Dynamics Corporation
Company typePublic
FoundedFebruary 7, 1899; 125 years ago (1899-02-07)
FounderJohn Philip Holland
Area served
Key people
Phebe Novakovic
(Chairman and CEO)
RevenueIncrease US$36.19 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$4.45 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$3.34 billion (2018)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$45.40 billion (2018)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$11.73 billion (2018)[1]
Number of employees
105,600 (December 2018)[1]


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  3. "Fortune 500 Companies 2019". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
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  5. "Jefferson CDP, Virginia[permanent dead link]." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 6, 2011.
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