Business expansion
United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Monmouthshire and Newport
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

125 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 April 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


General Dynamics has been awarded a new 330 million GBP contract by the UK Government to develop software for its defence programme. The new contract will develop radio and information systems equipment for the armed forces and will sustain 125 current jobs as well as creating a further 125 jobs at the company's Blackwood site near Caerphiliy in South Wales. General Dynamics operates 3 sites in South Wales, with the others being at Oakdale and Merthyr Tydfill. The announcement did not indicate when the new jobs will be filled.  


  • 6 April 2017: Insider Media


Eurofound (2017), General Dynamics, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90846, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90846.