Sparton Navigation & Exploration Launches New Website

For Immediate Release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – September 12, 2011 – Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announces the launch of the websites and, on-line gateways devoted to Sparton’s proprietary line of products for use in the Navigation and Exploration end markets.

“The website offers our customers the ability to further research the technologically advanced navigation and acoustic sensors Sparton has recently developed,” commented Jim Lackemacher, Vice President & General Manager of Sparton’s Defense & Security Systems. “Each product’s features, applications, and specifications are available on-line. Our customers are provided with the ability to purchase the products through the website as well.”

Sparton launched its new gyro-enhanced navigation sensor, the GEDC-6, and its new PHOD-1 hydrophone at AUSVI’s Unmanned Systems North America symposium on August 16, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

“The launch of our new website is an integral part of providing fast and easy access to our products,” said Cary Wood, President & CEO, Sparton.  “After a successful showing at the AUVSI symposium, we anticipate our products will be designed into a number of defense and commercial related systems, which will result in profitable growth in future quarters.”

Sparton is currently the only company to offer both navigation sensors and a hydrophone for harsh environments that include extreme temperature fluctuations and high shock applications. The navigation products provide an industry leading degree of accuracy due to our proprietary calibration techniques and our advanced AdaptNav™ sensor fusion algorithms that deliver consistently reliable headings in a wide variety of applications and environments.  The new PHOD-1 hydrophone is an excellent solution for underwater applications requiring a small, sensitive, rugged, omnidirectional, broadband acoustic sensor.

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. The primary market classifications served are Navigation & Exploration, Defense & Security, Medical, and Complex Systems.  Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has five manufacturing locations worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at

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