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History & Background

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia employs approximately 95,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

General Dynamics UK is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with government, military and civil forces around the world.

The EDGE initiative was initially developed by General Dynamics in the US to provide a physical and virtual environment for collaboration between industry, academia and government.

General Dynamics UK is aware that many of the most innovative businesses are the ones that are not familiar with or known to the traditional defence supply chain, and so adopted the EDGE initiative and created EDGE UK. It brings the niche capability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and academia together with the EDGE UK's expertise to deliver innovative and rapid solutions to meet customers' requirements in the dynamic defence market.

Over 100 companies have undertaken collaborative projects to date, and so far in 2014 the EDGE UK has completed or is the process of completing 10 projects undertaken with a range of SMEs from across the UK, which have attracted interest from a range of stakeholders, in particular senior UK Army representatives.

How to Participate

EDGE UK offers two levels of membership:

Become an EDGE UK supporter. By signing a nondisclosure agreement, you will be able to have free and frank discussions regarding your capability and potential collaboration opportunities with the EDGE UK team.

Become an EDGE UK member. Once a collaboration opportunity has been agreed undertaking a joint project will give you full membership of EDGE UK.

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