Sparton Awarded $10 Million ADAR Sonobuoy Subcontract

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--()--Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) is announcing an award of a $10 million subcontract to manufacture sonobuoys for the United States Navy as part of the ERAPSCO joint venture.

Under an ERAPSCO subcontract, Sparton will produce subassemblies for the AN/SSQ-101A (Q-101A) sonobuoys to support United States Naval Antisubmarine Forces. The AN/SSQ-101A Air Deployable Active Receiver (ADAR) sonobuoy is an A-size, expendable, acoustic signal receive array. With digital signal processing and a Sparton Digital Compass for bearing determination, target localization and tracking by Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft is achieved.

“We value our continued partnership with the U.S. Navy and are proud to continue as a provider of leading edge technology and products that play an important part in protecting our borders,” Sparton President and CEO Cary Wood commented.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 111th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service to technology-driven companies in the medical device, defense & security systems, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Sparton currently has four manufacturing locations worldwide. The Company's Web site may be accessed at http://www.sparton.com.

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Contacts

Analysts:
Sparton Corporation
Greg Slome, 847-762-5812
gslome@sparton.com
or
Media:
Sparton Corporation
Mike Osborne, 847-762-5814
mosborne@sparton.com
or
Investor:
Institutional Marketing Services
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau, 203-972-9200
jnesbett@institutionalms.com

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Contacts

Analysts:
Sparton Corporation
Greg Slome, 847-762-5812
gslome@sparton.com
or
Media:
Sparton Corporation
Mike Osborne, 847-762-5814
mosborne@sparton.com
or
Investor:
Institutional Marketing Services
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau, 203-972-9200
jnesbett@institutionalms.com