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GD-OTS receives rocket contract modification

1st September 2017 - 11:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has received a $60 million contract modification from the US Army Contracting Command to produce the 2.75"/70mm Hydra 70 air-to-ground rocket system for US military services and foreign military sales customers, the company announced on 30 August.

This option was exercised as part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014.

The Hydra 70 is an unguided rocket system available in various warhead configurations for specific missions. The rocket can be fired from a variety of rotary and fixed-wing platforms, including the US Army Apache and US Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters.

Eric Ellis, vice president and general manager for tactical air munitions GD-OTS, said: ‘The versatility, reliability and affordability of the Hydra 70 rockets make them a lethality solution across multiple combat scenarios. We look forward to continuing to provide this critical munition to the US warfighters and allies.’

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