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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: LB) has received a $1.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) 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 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 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 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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