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GenDyn unit tapped for more Hydra-70 rockets

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is to produce additional Hydra-70 rockets under a contract modification from the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

By Richard Tomkins
GenDyn unit tapped for more Hydra-70 rockets
Hydra rockets are used on a variety of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Photo by Skip Vaughn/USAG

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has given a contract modification to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for additional Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket systems.

The modification to a 2014 contract, announced Wednesday by the company, was issued by the Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and is worth $60 million.

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The unguided 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket is used by a variety of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, including Apache and Cobra attack helicopters, F-16 Fighting Falcons and aircraft of many other countries. It comes in a variety of warhead configurations.

The rockets will be for U.S. combat aircraft and for customers of the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

"The versatility, reliability and affordability of the Hydra-70 rockets make them a lethality solution across multiple combat scenarios," Eric Ellis, vice president and general manager for tactical air munitions at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, said in a press release. "We look forward to continuing to provide this critical munition to the U.S. warfighters and allies."

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