Rockets take off for GD

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products division has been awarded a $165 million delivery order for the production of 7cm Hydra-70 rockets, motors and warheads.


General Dynamics’ Armament and Technical Products division has been awarded a $165 million delivery order for the production of 7cm Hydra-70 rockets, motors and warheads.



This order from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command is part of a five-year requirements contract awarded in April 2005 and brings total contract value to date to $336 million.



Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets with various warhead configurations suitable for different missions. General Dynamics said in a statement that the Hydra-70 rocket is used against area suppression-type targets. Rockets can be fired from a variety of rotary and fixed-wing platforms, including the US Army Apache and US Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters, the US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and other international combat aircraft.



System engineering and program management will be performed by existing employees at General Dynamics’ BurlingtonTechnologyCenter in Vermont. Final assembly and component sub-assembly will occur at General Dynamics’ Camden, Arkansas, facility.