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LaBarge Awarded $1.7 Million Contract to Produce Electronic Assemblies for Northrop Grumman Radar Jammer System.

ST. LOUIS -- LaBarge, Inc. (AMEX AMEX

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: LB) has received a $1.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S.  Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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: NOC (Network Operations Center) A central or regional location for monitoring a large network. Also called a "network management center" (NMC), "service management center" (SMC) or "network control center" (NCC), a NOC may be used to manage a large enterprise network, ) to continue to produce electronic assemblies for the AN/ALQ-135 radar jammer system. LaBarge has worked on the program since 2005. LaBarge expects to receive follow-on orders.

The AN/ALQ-135 is an internally mounted radar countermeasures system designed for the F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft. It automatically can detect and jam enemy radar signals such as radar used by short-range surface-to-air missiles, antiaircraft artillery and airborne threats.

Production on this latest contract is expected to begin March 2009 and continue through December 2009 at LaBarge's Tulsa, Okla., facility.

LaBarge, Inc. is a broad-based provider of electronics to technology-driven companies in diverse markets. The Company provides its customers with sophisticated electronic and electromechanical The use of electricity to run moving parts. Disk drives, printers and motors are examples. Electromechanical systems must be designed for the eventual deterioration of moving components that wear over time. The first TVs were electromechanical systems (see video/TV history).  products through contract design and manufacturing services. Headquartered in St. Louis, LaBarge has operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The Company's Web site may be accessed at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and  of 1995. These statements reflect management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from such statements due to a variety of factors that could adversely affect LaBarge, Inc.'s operating results. These risks and factors are set forth in documents LaBarge, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K Form 10-K

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Form 10-K

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 and other reports it files from time to time. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements were made, or as of the date of the report or document in which they are contained, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such information.
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Date:Mar 2, 2009
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