Contract to support production at BV plant

Friday, July 2, 2010

ST. LOUIS -- LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded $3 million in contracts from Raytheon Missile Systems to continue to provide complex cable harnesses for the JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon) system.

The JSOW program is a family of affordable, air-to-ground weapons that employ global positioning satellite information to guide the weapons to the target. More than 400 JSOWs have been used in combat operations, including more than 300 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The JSOW family uses a common and modular weapon body capable of carrying various payloads. Its long standoff range of approximately 70 nautical miles allows delivery from well outside the lethal range of most enemy air defenses.

LaBarge, a Raytheon preferred supplier, is performing the work at its Berryville and Joplin, Mo., facilities. Production is expected to continue through November 2011.

LaBarge, Inc. is a broad-based provider of electronics to technology-driven companies in diverse markets. The company provides its customers with sophisticated electronic and electromechanical products through contract design and manufacturing services. Headquartered in St. Louis, LaBarge has operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The company's website may be accessed at www.labarge.com.

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