LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded $8 million in contracts from Raytheon Missile Systems to provide complex cable assemblies and an integrated firing unit assembly for the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile. The Company anticipates follow-on orders.
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. LaBarge is a Raytheon preferred supplier and received Raytheon’s 2004 Leadership Excellence Award for outstanding business practices.
Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.