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GD awarded contract for US Army Hydra-70 rocket programme


Hydra 70 rockets. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (BNS): General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $67.5 million contract by the U S Army for the production of Hydra-70 air-to-ground rockets.

Hydra rockets can be mounted on most helicopters and some fixed wing aircraft and employ a variety of warheads to meet a wide range of mission requirements.

The Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded the contract. Deliveries under this order are expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

This contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract and that the cumulative value of General Dynamics' Hydra rocket works to more than $1 billion, the Company said.

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