Lockheed, Boeing Rocket Merger Takes Flight

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. have finished the merger of their rocket launch businesses, following the U.S. Federal Trade Commission finding in October that national security concerns were more important than the anti-competitive effects of the deal.

The companies’ joint venture, United Launch Alliance LLC, will combine the production, engineering, test and launch operations associated with U.S. government launches of Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets.

“Formation of ULA is essential if our country is to meet its requirements for assured access to space...
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