U.S. adds $750 mln to Northrop ballistic missile defense contract

WASHINGTON, March 12 Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:26pm EDT

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said on Wednesday it had added $750 million to Northrop Grumman Corp's contract to manage the information technology of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system.

The new contract brought the potential value of the contract to $3.25 billion from $2.5 billion, the Pentagon said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts.

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