Sparton Corporation Recognized as Key Partner to Goodrich Corporation’s Threat Detection Program

For Immediate Release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – March 19, 2012 – Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced that it has been recognized as a key partner to Goodrich Corporation’s AN/AVR-2B(V) threat detection program.

Sparton participated at a special event in December 2011 in Danbury, Conn. to celebrate the delivery of the 1,000th AN/AVR-2B(V) laser detecting set to the United States Army. Special guests included Brigadier General Harold J. Greene, Program Executive Officer – Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), U.S. Army; Colonel John Leaphart, Project Manager – Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), U.S. Army; and Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut.

The event recognized the accomplishments of all Goodrich employees and their key supplier partners, including Sparton, who were involved in the threat detection business at Danbury in support of the delivery of the 1,000th AN/AVR-2B(V) laser detecting set. The event also celebrated 51 consecutive months of on-time delivery of laser warning detection sets to the U.S. Army.

“Goodrich continues to be successful because of suppliers and partners like Sparton. We thank them and, in particular, the team at their Brooksville, Florida facility for their hard work and continued on-time delivery,” commented Dave Imbrogno, Director, Threat Detection Systems – Goodrich ISR Systems. Robert L. Grimm II, Vice President & General Manager of Sparton’s Complex Systems Business Unit added, “We are pleased to have the efforts of our employees recognized by Goodrich at this important event and we look forward to continuing our support of their current and future threat detection programs. Sparton’s Complex Systems team has again demonstrated its ability to provide its partners with world- class products in support of their end-customers’ requirements.”

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 112th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Instrumentation. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has five manufacturing locations worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at

About Goodrich Corporation

Goodrich has been developing and manufacturing the laser warning capability at the Danbury facility for the past 35 years and is the industry leader in laser warning systems. The AN/AVR-2B(V) is the latest embodiment of this capability and represents the very best in combat survival equipment for armed forces worldwide. Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit

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