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.

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