General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures. It is the world's fifth-largest defense contractor based on 2012 revenues. General Dynamics is headquartered in West Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. It has four main business segments: Marine Systems; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Aerospace. Until 1993, when production was sold to Lockheed, General Dynamics' former Fort Worth Division manufactured the Western world's most-produced jet fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. In 1999, the company re-entered the airframe business with its purchase of Gulfstream Aerospace. Wikipedia.
General Dynamics Corporation | Date: 2015-08-04
A floatable land vehicle is provided that includes a base body having at least one buoyancy body that is detachably fastened to the base body, the buoyancy body containing an at least partially filled tank.
General Dynamics Corporation | Date: 2014-01-28
A method of manufacturing a multi-layered propellant grain is provided. The method of the present disclosure simplifies the setup necessary to produce multi-layered propellants by using industrial equipment that is more energy and space efficient than the machinery that is conventionally employed for such processes. The method comprises providing a first propellant formulation; providing a die configured to provide a structure having an outer shell and a hollow interior when material is extruded therethrough; extruding the first propellant formulation through said die, to produce a first propellant layer having an outer shell defining a hollow interior in the form channel having open ends; providing a second propellant formulation, said second propellant formulation being of low viscosity; injecting said second propellant formulation into said channel defined by said first propellant layer to form a second propellant layer disposed in said channel; and hardening said second propellant layer. The first and second propellant layers have different rates of burning.
General Dynamics Corporation | Date: 2014-09-16
A network element for controlling a usage of at least one resource is described. The network element comprises: a transmitter for transmitting a signal identifying at least one uplink resource to at least one wireless communication unit; a signal processor operably coupled to the transmitter for generating the signal; and a receiver for receiving a transmission from the at least one wireless communication unit on the identified at least one uplink resource. The signal processor is arranged to allocate the uplink resource for the at least one wireless communication unit in a first portion of a first sub-frame on a first frequency and a first portion of a second sub-frame on a second frequency wherein a time gap is allocated between an end of the first portion of the first sub-frame and a beginning of the first portion of a second sub-frame.
General Dynamics Corporation | Date: 2014-03-14
Systems and methods are provided for advanced persistent threat detection on a network. The method includes capturing data packets from a network and performing layered session decoding on the captured packets. Metadata is extracted from the decoded packets and is stored for analysis. Analysis of the metadata is used to detect advanced persistent threats on the network. The system includes a network and a processor coupled to the network. The processor is configured to capture data packets from the network and perform layered session decoding on the captured packets. Metadata is extracted by the processor and stored in a memory coupled to the processor. The metadata may then be analyzed to detect advanced persistent threats on the network.
General Dynamics Corporation | Date: 2015-06-10
A transportable foldable bridge is provided that has a folded transport state and an unfolded installation state. The bridge also includes a first ramp element, a second ramp element, and an intermediate element with two opposing ends; a first end of the intermediate element is connected to the first ramp element and the other end of the intermediate element is connected to the second ramp element; and between the first ramp element and the intermediate element, an articulating connection is provided. In the transport state, the first ramp element and the intermediate element are folded and the second ramp element constitutes an extension of the intermediate element.