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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Hydra-70 rockets on way for U.S. military, allies

APKWS with Hydra rocktesAdditional Hydra-70 air-to-ground rockets are to be produced by General Dynamics for the U.S. military and Foreign Military Sales customers.

Production of the rockets by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems comes under two modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to a 2014 contract.

"General Dynamics has been in continuous production of Hydra-70 rockets since 1996," said Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. "Our Hydra-70 rockets provide the warfighter with firepower that is versatile, affordable and reliable in multiple combat roles."

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