For Immediate Release
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. & COLUMBIA CITY, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 2, 2014– Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) and USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $13.3 million from their ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy TechSystems joint venture. The contract is for the manufacture of Passive and Active Sonobuoys in support of multiple international awards for exercises planned with the U.S. Navy as well as independent training and exercises as sanctioned under export regulations. ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy TechSystems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $5.6 million to Sparton Electronics Florida, Inc. and $7.7 million to USSI. Production will take place at Sparton’s De Leon Springs, FL facility and USSI’s Columbia City, IN facility with completion planned by June 2014.
The Passive and Active Sonobuoys to be manufactured under this contract are used for detection, classification, and localization of adversary submarines during peacetime and combat operations.
ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy TechSystems is the choice of many international customers for assistance in protecting their borders with leading-edge products developed by the joint venture partners. ERAPSCO welcomes opportunities to play a role in the defense activities of foreign allies, and views the expansion of the number of contracts it’s received from foreign nations as demonstration of its progress into markets outside the U.S.
Further information about Ultra
Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. Ultra businesses constantly innovate to create solutions to customer requirements that are different from and better than those of the Group’s competitors. The Group has over one hundred and eighty distinct market or technology niches within its twenty nine businesses. The diversity of niches enables Ultra to contribute to a large number of defence, aerospace and civil platforms and programmes and provides resilience to the Group’s financial performance.
Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its niches and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors with specialist capabilities and solutions. As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long term which underpin the superior financial performance of the Group.
Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.
About Sparton Corporation
Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 114th 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 & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has eight manufacturing locations and four engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at www.sparton.com.
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