The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is increasing its award to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors by $115 million for its Aegis Ashore Combat System adaptation efforts, the Pentagon announced Sept. 12 .

The modification increases the total value of Lockheed Martin’s contract to $176.7 million. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides site planning services, transportation planning, technology initiatives and studies. The contract increase was to accommodate expenses for materials and travel. The work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J.

The Aegis combat system is part of the Missile Defense Agency’s program designed to provide defense against ballistic missiles.

The contract is valid through Sept. 30, 2012.