Sparton Corporation Awarded $1.8 Million Foreign Sonobuoy Subcontract

For Immediate Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL. – July 20, 2010 – Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced that its joint venture, Sonobuoy TechSystems, has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Defense Procurement Division to manufacture the AN/SSQ-62E DICASS sonobuoy. The approximate value of the contract is $1.8 million. The sonobuoys will be manufactured at Sparton’s De Leon Springs, Florida facility for a December 2010 delivery.

Sparton President & CEO, Cary Wood commented, “We are pleased to have been selected to assist Norway’s efforts in protecting its borders by providing the leading-edge products developed by our Defense & Security Systems business. We welcome opportunities to play a role in the defense activities of our foreign allies and the expansion of the number of contracts we’ve received from foreign nations demonstrates Sparton’s deliberate progress into markets outside the U.S.”

The primary purpose of a sonobuoy is to detect acoustic emissions or reflections from potentially hostile submarines and transmit these signals to airborne antisubmarine warfare forces. The SSQ-62E DICASS sonobuoy is an active acoustic sensor that is used in the final localization and attack phase of submarine prosecutions.

Headquartered in Illinois, Sparton is the only U.S.-owned designer and manufacturer of various sonobuoy products for the U.S. and other free-world nations.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 110th 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. The primary markets served are in the Medical Device, Defense & Security Systems, and Electronic Manufacturing Services industries. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has four manufacturing locations worldwide. The Company’s Web site may be accessed at

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