About Us

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About Us

We are one of the UK’s leading defence companies and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence.

We have over 60 years’ experience in technical leadership, manufacturing expertise, and prime contract management skills to deliver C4I communications solutions, Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) capability, and avionics systems.

We provide tactical communications systems to the UK Armed Forces.  The current communication system produced is Bowman, and we are also developing the next-generation tactical communication and information system, otherwise known as Evolve to Open (EvO) which will be used to plan, deploy, manage and monitor communications and information for the British Army.

We have designed and developed AJAX, the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) for the British Army.  In addition, we provide a range of avionic systems that are used on different types of military aircraft around the world.

Our History

General Dynamics UK was set up in London as a marketing outlet for our parent company, Computing Devices, in 1962.

Since then, we have expanded across the UK, initially moving to Hastings, before establishing sites in South Wales, Bristol, and Chippenham. We are now based in seven different sites across the UK and employ more than 1,500 highly skilled people across the country, as well as recruiting young people into our successful graduate scheme and apprenticeship programme.

Our Sites

Chippenham

Chippenham is home to our systems and software hub, focused on the C4I line of business.  Areas of current work include the EvO programme and our Research and Development activity.

Hastings

Our sites in Hastings, East Sussex provide leading avionic systems onto the Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado, AgustaWestland AW101 Mk 3 and Mk4 and AW159 Wildcat (Future Lynx) platforms, as well as manufacturing and maintaining tactical communications equipment for ground vehicles.

Merthyr Tydfil

Our site in Merthyr is a specialised engineering hub for the AJAX Armoured Fighting Vehicles for the British Army.

Oakdale

Our sites in Oakdale, South Wales develop tactical communications systems – including Bowman, the British Army’s Tactical Communication and Information System (CIS), Evolve to Open (EvO) and land systems for the AJAX Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV).

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