Posted by John Keller
ST. LOUIS, 1 Dec. 2009. LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis will continue supplying complex cable assembly technology for the upgraded Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) guided missile under terms of a $1.3 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz.
RAM is a supersonic fire-and-forget missile that defends against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopters and aircraft, and hostile surface warships.
The missile's autonomous dual-mode, passive radio frequency and infrared guidance can engage several threats simultaneously. RAM is aboard more than 100 ships as an self-defense weapon. The cable assemblies built by LaBarge will be used in the RAM launcher on all ships.
LaBarge will do the work at its Berryville, Ark., facility, and should be finished by April 2013. For more information contact LaBarge online at www.labarge.com.