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General Dynamics Land Systems
Industry Defense
Founded March 7, 1982
Headquarters Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Products Defense

In February 1982 Chrysler announced the sale of Chrysler Defense, its profitable defense subsidiary to General Dynamics for US$348.5 million. The sale was completed in March 1982 for the revised figure of US$336.1 million.[1] General Dynamics renamed the division General Dynamics Land Systems. In 2003 General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, purchased GM Defense from General Motors as well. It is now a major supplier of armored vehicles of all types, including the LAV-25, Stryker, and a wide variety of vehicles based on these chassis. General Dynamics Land Systems operates the Lima Army Tank Plant and GDAO (General Dynamics Anniston Operations) in Anniston, Alabama along with smaller operations in Tallahassee, FL and Scranton, PA. The headquarters are located in Sterling Heights, MI.

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  1. "Chrysler Unit Sold". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1982-03-17. 

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