ST. LOUIS, 11 Jan. 2011. Systems designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., needed an electronics contract manufacturer to expand the type of complex electronic assemblies available for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) system. They found their solution from LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis.
LaBarge (NYSE Amex: LB) won a $1.2 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems to manufacturer printed circuit card assemblies, in addition to cable assemblies and wiring harnesses, for JSOW -- a family of affordable, air-to-ground weapons that employ global positioning satellite information to guide the weapons to their targets. The weapon's standoff range of about 70 nautical miles enables delivery from outside the lethal range of most enemy air defenses.
"This contract expands LaBarge's role to include printed circuit card assemblies in addition to cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for the JSOW weapon system," says Craig LaBarge, the company's chief executive officer and president.