Sparton Receives $830,000 SP3004D Digital Compass Order

For Immediate Release

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – April 30, 2010 – Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announced that it has received a $828,750 order for its SP3004D Digital Compass. Production will be performed at Sparton’s DeLeon Springs, Florida facility and will be delivered to an undisclosed defense contractor for use in military warfare equipment. The scheduled completion date is September 2010.

The Sparton SP3004D is a three-axis, digital compass that provides three-dimensional absolute magnetic field measurement and full 360° tilt compensated bearing, pitch, and roll outputs. Our proprietary adaptive algorithms provide continuous and exceptional accuracy in the presence of stray magnetic fields while automatically maintaining heading accuracy while in motion. Sparton digital compasses are used in unique and challenging applications including Precision Autonomous Vehicle Guidance, Weather Data and Ocean Surveillance, Enhanced GPS Navigation with Compass Integration, Vehicle Attitude Position and Orientation Sensing, and Magnetic Compass Navigation and Guidance. By Congressional Mandate, the Armed Forces have a goal of achieving the fielding of unmanned, remotely controlled technology such that by 2015, one-third of the operational ground combat vehicles of the Armed Forces are unmanned. To obtain additional information on Sparton Digital Compass products please visit

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 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

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