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GD awarded contract for Hydra-70 rocket programme


Hydra-70 rocket. Photo: US Army

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA (BNS): General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics was recently awarded two contracts worth $126 million for production of 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U S military services and Foreign Military Sales customers.

Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets offering several warhead configurations that enable an aircrew to match the rocket to the specific mission, GD said in a statement.

Rockets can be fired from a variety of rotary and fixed-wing platforms, including the US Army Apache and US Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters, the US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and combat aircraft of many nations worldwide.

"Our Hydra-70 rockets provide the warfighter with firepower that is versatile, affordable and reliable in multiple combat roles. We look forward to the continuation of our strong partnership with the U.S. military and its allies" said Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

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