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General Dynamics Wins $59Mln Foreign Sale for Hydra Rockets to Afghanistan

© Photo : Wikimedia/DammitHydra 70 rockets in an M261 launch pod on a AH-64 Apache. (File)
Hydra 70 rockets in an M261 launch pod on a AH-64 Apache. (File) - Sputnik International
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The US Department of Defense said that General Dynamics was awarded a foreign military sale to Afghanistan more than $59 million for Hydra rockets.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — General Dynamics was awarded a foreign military sale to Afghanistan more than $59 million for Hydra rockets, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

"General Dynamics--Ordnance and Tactical Systems--Williston, Vermont, was awarded a $59,779,894 modification to a foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) for Hydra rockets and motors," the release said.

Hydra rockets are lightweight weapons designed for use against point and area targets, according to published General Dynamics information. Hydra munitions are fired from 7 and 19 tube launchers that are mounted on aircraft such as the US Army's Apache helicopter and the US Air Force F-16 combat jet.

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