ST. LOUIS--LaBarge, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LB) has been awarded $2.2 million in contracts from Raytheon Missile Systems to continue to produce complex cable harnesses and electromechanical assemblies for the Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD) program.
MALD is a low-cost, air-launched modular decoy vehicle that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (about 575 statute miles).
Production, which will take place at LaBarge's Huntsville, Ark., and Joplin, Mo., operations, is expected to begin this month and continue through February 2012. LaBarge is a Raytheon preferred supplier, and a recipient of Raytheons Six Sigma Relationship Award, prestigious Leadership Excellence Award and Team MALD Supplier Award.
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 Web site may be accessed at http://www.labarge.com.
MALD is a registered trademark of Raytheon Company.