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General Dynamics

General Dynamics is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures. It has changed markedly in the post-cold war era of defense consolidation.

Its current 2002 divisions and major products include:

Predecessor companies:

It has about $12 billion in sales, primarily military, but also civilian with its Gulfstream Aerospace unit and conventional ship-building and repair with its National Steel and Shipbuilding subsidiary.

Business it no longer has:

It has tried to acquire Newport News Shipbuilding but been blocked by regulators and competitors.

Its Web site is http://www.gd.com/.

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