Dan Paul: General Dynamics to Continue Hydra-70 Production for Army

general dynamics logoA 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.

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