General Dynamics Wins Hydra-70 Rocket Program Contract

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  • 12:55 PM, August 31, 2017
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General Dynamics Wins Hydra-70 Rocket Program Contract
A Hydra 70 rocket being fired from an Apache. (Image for representation only)

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has won a $60 million contract modification from US Army Contracting Command  to produce 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for US military services and Foreign Military Sales customers.

This option was exercised as part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014, the company announced Wednesday.

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

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

"The versatility, reliability and affordability of the Hydra-70 rockets make them a lethality solution across multiple combat scenarios," said Eric Ellis, vice president and general manager for tactical air munitions, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

"We look forward to continuing to provide this critical munition to the U.S. warfighters and allies." He added.

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