Sparton Wins U.S. Navy Subcontract to Supply ADAR Sonobuoys

Sparton will manufacture the subassemblies used in the AN/SSQ-101A (Q-101A) sonobuoys for the U.S. Naval Antisubmarine Forces under a subcontract worth $14.5 million as a component of the joint venture of ERAPSCO.

Sparton is the sole U.S.-owned company focusing on design and manufacturer of sonobuoys for the U.S. navy. This air deployable active receiver (ADAR) sonobuoy is an expendable, A-size acoustic signal receive array. The Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft will use the array that incorporates a Sparton Digital Compass and digital processing technology for tracking, bearing determination, and target localization.

These subassemblies for the sonobuoys will be manufactured at the DeLeon Springs, Florida-based facility of Sparton and will be ready by December 2011.

Cary Wood, Sparton’s CEO and president, informed that sonobuoys are crucial for the security and defense of the U.S.

Source: http://www.sparton.com

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