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General Dynamics Awarded Big Production Contract For Hydra-70 Rockets

A US Soldier loading a Hydra-70 rocket
by Staff Writers
Charlotte NC (SPX) Apr 06, 2006
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $165 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for the production of 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rockets, motors and warheads. This order is part of a five-year requirements contract awarded in April 2005 and brings total contract value to date to $336 million.

Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets offering several warhead configurations that enable an aircrew to match the rocket employed to the mission at hand. The widely used Hydra-70 rocket is versatile, affordable and extremely effective against area suppression-type targets. Rockets can be fired from a variety of rotary and fixed-wing platforms, including the U.S. Army Apache and U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters, the U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and combat aircraft of many nations worldwide.

System engineering and program management will be performed by existing employees at General Dynamics' Burlington Technology Center in Vermont. Final assembly and component sub-assembly will occur at General Dynamics' Camden, Ark., facility.

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