A division of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will supply the U.S. Army with a Hydra-70 rocket system under a new five-year contract awarded through the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal.
The company said Monday its General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems business will continue to manufacture the air-to-ground rocket system to support military operations.
“General Dynamics has been the system integrator for the Hydra rocket since 1996 and has produced more than five million rockets, ” noted Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems at General Dynamics OTS.
The Hydra-70 system consists of the MK66 rocket motor and several warheads and can be installed on both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.
General Dynamics will perform work on the program at its facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio and Vermont through 2020.