News | September 24, 2008

Sparton Corporation Announces Additional Sonobuoy Contract Awards From The United States Navy

JACKSON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronics design and manufacturing service (EMS) provider, Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) Sparton has received a subcontract from their ERAPSCO joint venture for $7.6 million; its share of the $11.5 million ADAR Sonobuoy award from the U.S. Navy.

Additionally, Sparton is finalizing a $2.2M contract modification which increases the number of AN/SSQ-53F sonobuoys to be produced for the U.S. Navy in fiscal 2009. This will be the second increase of the Navy's fiscal 2008 contract; as a previous contract modification was exercised in May 2008 valued at $1.4 million.

Overall, Sparton is extremely pleased that it will have received over $31 million of sonobuoy contracts awarded by the U.S. Navy for their fiscal year 2008.

Headquartered in Michigan, Sparton is the only U.S.- owned designer and manufacturer of sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. Sonobuoys are dropped from various airborne platforms and utilized for search and detection of submarines.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) now in its 108th year, is a broad-based provider for electronics to technology-driven companies in diverse markets. The Company provides its customers with sophisticated electronic and electromechanical products through prime contracts and through contract design and manufacturing services. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Sparton has six manufacturing locations world-wide.

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