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The General Dynamics Corporation is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company. Founded in 1952 with over 100 years of experience, it now employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in West Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia. It is the largest contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) and they are responsible for creating some military technology that has greatly influenced modern forces today. Their success within the Pentagon's top 500 contractors list for 2015 proves just how successful they truly are.
General Dynamics is a leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments manufacturing and subsystems; shipbuilding and marine systems; as well as information systems and technologies. this carousel of influence spread across most if not all of the company's divisions. The sheer number of weapons they have created is astonishing; it includes small arms, large aircraft carriers, submarines and most notably tanks (M60), which was introduced to the United States military in 1960 and still influences most modern designs for tanks today.
General Dynamics' revenue grew from US$3.29 billion in 2012 to 3.8 billion by 2015. They were a leading developer of equipment including Cold War era battle tanks, nuclear bombers, modern diesel submarines and fighter jets as well as command and control systems that are used throughout the world. Their technology has been used around the globe to influence large parts of society through private business deals with other companies as well as government contracts.