GOVERNMENT: Top Ten in Defense

Totting up the list of its biggest suppliers last week, the Pentagon announced that General Dynamics Corp. surpassed Boeing Aircraft to become the nation's No. 1 defense contractor last year. The top ten:

General Dynamics Corp. $1.6 billion

Boeing $1.2 billion

North American Aviation $1.02 billion

General Electric $914 million

Lockheed $899 million

Douglas $676 million

United Aircraft $538 million

Martin $524 million

Hughes Aircraft $494 million

A. T. & T. $477 million

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