Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, and United Launch Alliance, LLC., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, and United Launch Alliance, L.L.C.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0510165

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission intervened in the formation of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a proposed joint venture between the Boeing Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. The FTC’s complaint alleged that the formation of ULA as originally structured would have reduced competition in the markets for U.S. government medium to heavy launch services and space vehicles. In settling the Commissions’ charges, the parties agreed to take certain actions (such as nondiscrimination requirements and firewalls) to address ancillary competitive harms not inextricably tied to the national security benefits of ULA.