ST. LOUIS, 20 Jan. 2009.LaBarge Inc. won $2.9 million in contracts from BAE Systems to manufacture electronic assemblies for its A3 Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. The company has manufactured electronics for the Bradley program since 1982, says a representative.
Bradley Combat Systems deliver survivability, mobility, and combat capabilities to U.S. soldiers in close-combat urban situations, as well as in open combat.
The Bradley fulfills five critical mission roles for the Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Teams: infantry fighting vehicle, cavalry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, battle command vehicle, and engineer squad vehicle.
Production on these contracts is expected to continue through June 2009 at LaBarge's Huntsville, Ark., facility.