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General Dynamics receives Hydra 70 rocket order

19th August 2013 - 13:04 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products will produce Hydra 70 air-to-ground rockets for the US Army under a $67.5 million contract announced on 16 August.

This contract, issued by the US Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, is a modification to a previously awarded contract and brings the cumulative value of General Dynamics' Hydra rocket work to more than $1 billion.

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 for all branches of the US military and various international customers. 

Steve Elgin, vice president and general manager of armament systems, said: ‘General Dynamics has been the system integrator for the production of Hydra rockets since 1996. As a low-risk, high-quality supplier, we work closely with the army to deliver a weapon that is affordable and reliable in action.’

Deliveries under the order will be completed by the end of 2015. 


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