ST. LOUIS -- Contract manufacturer LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis will provide wiring harnesses to Raytheon Co. for the Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD) program. LaBarge Inc., which made the announcement today, says the Raytheon contract is worth $9.7 million. LaBarge will do the work in its Joplin, Mo., facility.
MALD is a low-cost, air-launched programmable missile that duplicates the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. In addition to protecting aircraft, MALD can neutralize air defense systems that threaten U.S. and allied pilots.
MALD completed flight testing in January, and is to enter low-rate production this year. For more information contact LaBarge online at www.labarge.com.