Raytheon looks to LaBarge to manufacture cable harnesses for Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD)

ST. LOUIS, 10 Feb. 2011. Aircraft munitions designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., needed more complex cable harnesses and electromechanical assemblies for the Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD) program. They found their solution from electronics contract manufacturing specialist LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS, 10 Feb. 2011. Aircraft munitions designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., needed more complex cable harnesses and electromechanical assemblies for the Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD) program. They found their solution from electronics contract manufacturing specialist LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis.Raytheon awarded LaBarge (NYSE Amex: LB) $2.2 million in contracts to continue making cable harnesses and electromechanical assemblies for MALD -- a decoy that mimics the behavior and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. MALD is designed to protect U.S. and allied aircraft by distracting enemy anti-aircraft missiles and other air defenses. MALD weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of about 500 nautical miles.

LaBarge will build the wiring harnesses and components in the company's Huntsville, Ark., and Joplin, Mo., facilities, and should be finished in February 2012. For more information contact LaBarge online at www.labarge.com.

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