United Launch Services wins $861 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

September 30, 2016 5:37 PM EDT

The Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Orion spacecraft lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Brown

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Launch Services, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), has been awarded an $861 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V rockets, the Pentagon said on Friday.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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