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July 23, 2014
07:04 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics reports Q2-end backlog $71.1B
Total backlog at the end of Q2 was $71.1B, 27% over Q1. Estimated potential contract value, representing management's estimate of value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts and unexercised options, was $28.4B. At the end of the quarter, total potential contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $99.5B. Orders in the Aerospace group were strong in the quarter, including healthy activity across the group's portfolio. The company said, "General Dynamics' strong second quarter performance reflects our continued focus on program execution and operational improvements. We have a solid building block for the future with an increased defense backlog and robust order activity across the portfolio of Gulfstream business jets."
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April 10, 2015
06:22 EDTGDDoD enacts stricter rules on research spending by contractors, WSJ says
The Department of Defense is enacting stricter rules on how defense companies can spent $4B of the department's research budget, following a report that explained that much of the budget was used to increase contractors' bids or to develop their own proprietary technology, reports the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BAE Systems (BAESY), Boeing (BA), General Dynamics (GD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Raytheon (RTN) and United Technologies (UTX).

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