Sparton, Ultra Electronics land sonobuoys contract

Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings were awarded $19.2 million in contracts from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture.

Multiple foreign contracts represent the manufacture of passive and active sonobuoys in support of multiple underwater missions. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $8.6 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and $10.6 million to Sparton De Leon Springs LLC.

Production will take place at Ultra Electronics USSI’s Columbia City, IN facility and Sparton’s De Leon Springs, FL facility.

ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems were awarded these contracts for sonobuoys that are used for detection, classification, and localization of adversary submarines during peacetime and combat operations.