The Army has awarded a $44.6 million contract to Lockheed Martin to develop defenses against chemical and biological warfare - and most of the work will be done at Utah's Dugway Proving Ground, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Friday.

He said the five-year contract covers testing and lab work to help protect soldiers and civilians from chemical and biological attack. Renewal options could raise the contract's value to $63 million.Hatch said Lockheed and its main subcontractor, Battelle Laboratories, are expected to employ 100 people for the work.

Hatch said, "Lockheed has had a good relationship with Dugway for four years. This is just another example of teamwork to support an excellent program at Dugway."