General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has won two contract from US Army Contracting Command to produce 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system.
The option exercised is part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014.
General Dynamics has been in continuous production of the Hydra-70 rockets since 1996.
The Hydra 70 rocket fin-stabilized unguided rocket is used primarily in the air-to-ground role. It can be equipped with a variety of warheads, and in more recent versions, guidance systems for point attacks.
The Hydra-70 rocket system is 55in to 70in long and weighs 23lbs to 27lbs. It comprises of three main components - the Mk 66 MOD 4 rocket motor, a warhead and a point-detonating remote-set fuse.