The U.S. Army Contracting Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL, awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract for the production of the 2.75-in Hydra-70 rocket system. The award consists of a base-year contract valued at $278 million to support fiscal year 2010 requirements for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and foreign military and three additional one-year range options. The Hydra-70 rocket system consists of a family of 2.75-in rockets with a variety of unitary, cargo, illumination, and obscurant warheads for multiple mission applications. The rocket can be fired from the U.S. Army’s Apache and Kiowa Warrior helicopters and other rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Load, assemble, and pack operations will be conducted by the existing workforce at the company’s Camden, AR, facility. System engineering and program management will be performed at General Dynamics’ Burlington Technology Center in Vermont.