General Dynamics Corporation is a U.S. defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2008 it is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world.
The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation.
The company has four main business segments: Marine Systems, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Aerospace.
In February 1982 Chrysler announced the sale of Chrysler Defense.
General Dynamics renamed the division General Dynamics Land Systems. In 2003 they purchased GM Defense from General Motors as well. It is now a major supplier of armored vehicles of all types, including the M1 Abrams, LAV-25, Stryker, and a wide variety of vehicles based on these chassis. It operates the Lima Army Tank Plant and GDAO (General Dynamics Anniston Operations) in Anniston, Alabama.
General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics
In 2011 Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, unveiled its prototype for CanadaТs Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, as well as the companyТs plans to work with its subsidiary, London Machinery, Inc. (LMI), to leverage that companyТs new facility in London, Ontario, in pursuit of Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) vehicle programs.
LMI, the leading manufacturer of concrete mixer trucks in London, Ontario, provides local advanced manufacturing capabilities and a highly skilled workforce to the Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada teamТs bids for the TAPV and Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) programs.