ST. LOUIS, 29 Nov. 2005. LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded contracts valued at $4.25 million from Lockheed Martin to continue to produce circuit card assemblies for Lockheed Martin's AN/TPS-77 and AN/FPS-117 ground-based radar systems.
Designed to provide both air surveillance and air traffic control, the ground based radar systems provide 3-D data on range, direction and altitude of in-flight objects, with optional air and missile defense capability. The AN/TPS-77, which is the latest mobile configuration of the AN/FPS-117 design, provides continuous high-quality 3-D surveillance on air targets at ranges out to 280 miles and at elevations up to 100,000 feet. Delivered to the United States and allied forces, the radar systems are operational in 14 countries.
LaBarge has been a primary supplier of circuit card assemblies for Lockheed Martin's ground-based radar systems since 1990. Production on this latest award, which will take place at LaBarge's Tulsa, Okla. facility, began this month and is expected to continue through December 2006.
LaBarge, Inc. is a broad-based provider of electronics to technology- driven companies in diverse markets. The company provides its customers with sophisticated electronic products through contract design and manufacturing services. Headquartered in St. Louis, LaBarge has operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. For more information, see www.labarge.com.