LaBarge awarded $8 million in contracts from Raytheon Missile Systems for tactical tomahawk missile systems

ST. LOUIS, 3 October 2006. Raytheon Missile Systems has issued $8 million in contracts to LaBarge Inc. to provide complex cable assemblies and an integrated firing unit assembly for the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile.

ST. LOUIS, 3 October 2006. Raytheon Missile Systems has issued $8 million in contracts to LaBarge Inc. to provide complex cable assemblies and an integrated firing unit assembly for the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile.

The U.S. Navy deploys Tactical Tomahawk missiles from surface ships and submarines. The Tomahawk has become the Navy's weapon of choice for critical long-range, precision strike missions against heavily defended and politically sensitive targets.

In addition, a remote operator can redirect the Tactical Tomahawk to a new target during flight, as well as direct the missile to loiter above the battlefield while it awaits an assignment.

Production on the contracts at LaBarge's Joplin, Mo., and Huntsville, Ark., facilities is expected to continue through October 2007.

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