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General Dynamics Marks Milestone with US Military

General Dynamics Marks Milestone with US Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Photo: Yuriy Rozanov
General Dynamics Marks Milestone with US Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Photo: Yuriy Rozanov

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has delivered 4 million Hydra 70 rockets to the U.S. military as the sole manufacturer for the last 15 years, an occasion met with a ceremony recently at the company's headquarters near Camden, Ark.

“The tremendous efforts to produce thousands of rocket motors per month is accomplished only through the efficiency and experience of our highly skilled employees and our supply partners,“ said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of the company's weapons systems division.

The rocket is fired from U.S. military helicopters, weighs 15 pounds and is about 3.5 feet long. Under the terms of its contract with the military, General Dynamics will deliver the Hydra rockets until the year 2015.

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