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Innovation

Redefining What Is Possible To Advance Our Customers’ Missions

Imagine being confronted by a threat that you have never seen before. You would need flexible, forward-thinking tools, allowing you to outsmart and outmaneuver the adversary. Our customers move fast and their missions change rapidly, so our talented employees are constantly focused on delivering cutting-edge technology to help save lives, protect critical information and connect spacecraft back to Earth.

Our legacy includes over 60 years of groundbreaking innovation, but we are always looking towards the future. Find out what’s next in our stories of innovation below.

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A Look Inside Space Fence’s 7,000 Square-Foot Radar Array

May, 02 2017
Currently under construction on the remote island of Kwajalein, Space Fence is a radar system that will help the U.S. Air Force better track space junk. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is partnered with Lockheed Martin to build the ground structures...

General Dynamics Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Mine-hunting Evaluation

Mar, 20 2017
Knifefish represents an extremely accurate and efficient addition to the U.S. Navy’s mine-hunting tool kit. Quincy, Mass. — The General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team successfully completed a comprehensive evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea ...

Analytic Modeling: High-Context Collaboration For The Intelligence Community

Feb, 26 2017
Analytic Modeling allows analysts to more easily visualize and collaborate on complex intelligence data sets. We live in a world of ever-increasing data. Sensors, satellites, cameras, radars, location-aware devices and even social media contribute to the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that are…

General Dynamics Bluefin SandShark Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is Ready to Order

Jan, 11 2017
Small enough to fit in a backpack, Bluefin SandShark dives to 200 meters and multiple vehicles can work in parallel for large area, underwater missions. Pittsfield, Mass. — General Dynamics Mission Systems today announced its new Bluefin SandShark autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) can now be…

Virginia Tech: Enhancing National Security by Making Intelligence Software Smarter

Sep, 16 2016
General Dynamics Mission Systems is partnering with leading universities to research how emerging and disruptive technologies can help over come national security challenges. Researchers at Virginia Tech and General Dynamics engineers are collaborating on intuitive software that could help intelligence…

Bluefin UUV Dives Deep into the Arctic at U.S. Navy Exercise

Sep, 16 2016
Imagine traveling to the top of the world to put technology to the test in the harsh conditions of the Arctic Circle. For two General Dynamics Mission Systems employees, that dream became a reality during a recent assignment at the U.S. Navy's ice exercise known as ICEX 2016. It was pretty…

General Dynamics Bluefin-21 AUV Launches Bluefin SandShark Micro-Underwater Vehicle During U.S. Navy Exercise

Sep, 09 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. — The General Dynamics Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) successfully launched multiple Bluefin SandShark micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (M-AUV) as part of several capability demonstrations at the U.S. Navy sponsored 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) in…

Deep Space Network: The Critical Link for Space Exploration

Aug, 24 2016
After entering orbit around Jupiter, 540 million miles across the solar system, Juno's first message took 48 minutes to send and then the monitors in mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory flashed, "Welcome to Jupiter." (Photo Credit: NASA) The Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit…
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