Sparton Corporation and USSI Joint Venture (ERAPSCO) Awarded $10.5 Million for U.S. Navy Sonobuoy Contract
Jun 08, 2012
Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) and USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $10.5 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy. ERAPSCO will provide production subcontracts in the amount of $5.8 million and $4.7 million to Sparton Electronics Florida,
Inc. and USSI respectively. Production will take place at Sparton's DeLeon Springs, FL facility as well as USSI's Columbia City, IN facility and is expected to be completed by September 2013.
ERAPSCO was awarded this contract for the AN/SSQ-101A Air Deployable Active Receiver (ADAR) sonobuoy, an A-size, expendable, acoustic signal receive array. The ADAR sonobuoy features digital signal processing with digital compass capability for bearing determination, target localization and tracking by U.S. Navy airborne personnel.
The Q101A sonobuoy is used to support the United States Naval Antisubmarine Forces. The primary purpose of a sonobuoy is to detect acoustic emissions or reflections from potentially hostile submarines and transmit these signals to US Navy airborne antisubmarine warfare forces.
ERAPSCO is firmly committed to the development of innovative technology in supplying the U.S. Navy with quality products that help secure U.S. borders, and proud to continue in its role as a technology partner for the U.S. Navy.