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Army Contract Landed For More 70-mm Hydra Rockets

June 28 2011


The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract for further production of 70-mm rockets, reports the Charlotte, N.C.-based firm, a business unit of General Dynamics.

The $286 million contract covers a fiscal 2011 option on an existing contract. Deliveries are expected to be completed in April 2015.

The Hydra-70, 2.75-inch rocket is fired from U.S. Army Apache and Kiowa Warrior helicopters, as well as helicopters and aircraft of other...

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