WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of companies including subsidiaries of BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp, Science Applications International Corp, Teledyne Technologies Inc and KBR Inc will share in a $3.04 billion missile defense contract, the Pentagon said on Thursday.


The order-dependent contract is for a "research and development effort for the design, development, demonstration, and integration, domain-one of space/high altitude and missile defense hardware and software solutions," the Pentagon said in a statement.


Other participants include privately held Dynetics Inc, Raytheon Co and QWK Integrated Solutions LLC, which is a joint venture owned by a KBR subsidiary, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc and privately owned Vencore Inc.


(Reporting by Eric Walsh)