Electronics assemblies to be manufactured by LaBarge for Navy cruiser and destroyer weapon systems

ST. LOUIS, 14 Dec., 2010. Electronics contract manufacturer LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis will continue building electronics assemblies for the U.S. Navy Aegis weapon system on guided missile cruisers and destroyers under terms of a $3.5 million contract announced Monday from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C. Aegis integrates the Navy's AN/SPY-1 radar, the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System, and a family of missiles with its own command and control system.

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ST. LOUIS, 14 Dec., 2010.Electronics contract manufacturer LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis will continue building electronics assemblies for the U.S. Navy Aegis weapon system on guided missile cruisers and destroyers under terms of a $3.5 million contract announced Monday from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C.

Aegis integrates the Navy's AN/SPY-1 radar, the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System, and a family of missiles with its own command and control system. Aegis also is the heart of the U.S. Navy's sea-based missile defense system, one of the first operationally deployed components of the nation's layered network of defenses against cruise and ballistic missile attacks. Aegis is a term from Greek mythology that means shield of Zeus.

LaBarge (NYSE Amex: LB) has manufactured a variety of high-performance electronic assemblies for the Aegis program for more than a decade. Production on this latest contract is expected to begin in May 2011 and continue through November 2011 at LaBarge's Huntsville, Ark., facility.

For more information contact LaBarge online at www.labarge.com, or General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products at www.gdatp.com.

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