Gulfstream Promotes Robert Cowart to Director of Supersonic Technology Development

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 2, 2008 – Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), recently promoted Robert A. Cowart to director, supersonic technology development. In this position, Cowart is responsible for the development of advanced technology supporting quiet supersonic flight over land, with a principal focus on sonic boom suppression concepts. His position also focuses on supersonic cruise configuration development for high efficiency, low noise and low emissions.

Cowart has been with Gulfstream for 16 years. He most recently served as project engineer for the Supersonic Technology Program. He has also worked for Gulfstream as a structural design engineer and a design-build team lead and has held various project engineering roles, including completion engineering, mechanical systems and advanced vision systems.

Cowart earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He reports to Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced some 1,600 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 9,700 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. 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. More information about the company is available on the Internet at