Northrop Grumman buys radar for Polish F-16

ST. LOUIS, 10 February 2005. LaBarge, Inc. announced today that Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Electronic Systems sector awarded the company an additional $2.6 million contract to produce electronic chassis used in the fire control radar system in the F-16 aircraft.

ST. LOUIS, 10 February 2005. LaBarge, Inc. announced today that Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Electronic Systems sector awarded the company an additional $2.6 million contract to produce electronic chassis used in the fire control radar system in the F-16 aircraft.

LaBarge began producing the wired chassis for Northrop Grumman in 2003. Lockheed Martin is prime contractor for the F-16 aircraft, which is assembled in Fort Worth, Texas. This new contract is for upgraded fighter aircraft for the Polish Air Force.

The Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68 fire control radar provides multiple modes, including long-range, all-aspect detection and tracking, simultaneous multiple target tracking and high-resolution ground mapping.

LaBarge expects production at its Huntsville, Ark., facility to continue through August 2005.

Based in Baltimore, Md., Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector is a world leading provider of airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, space systems, marine and naval systems, communication systems, government systems and logistics services.

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.

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