COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. & SCHAUMBURG, Ill. --- Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton Corporation (SPA) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $64.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy.
The award is a GFY17 ERAPSCO Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract release for sonobuoy requirements under ERAPSCO’s five year contract. ERAPSCO will provide production subcontracts in the amount of million $29.3 and $35.3 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton De Leon Springs, LLC respectively. Production will take place at Ultra Electronics USSI’s Columbia City, IN facility and Sparton’s De Leon Springs, FL facility and is expected to be completed by January 2019.
“I am pleased that we have secured this important contract that will continue to provide critical sensor capabilities to the U.S. Navy. This contract is a reflection of the increased focus on anti-submarine warfare and the U.S. Navy’s commitment to providing key technology for this important mission”, stated Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra Electronics.
"We are pleased that the Navy continually shows confidence in Sparton to deliver a product so vital to the safety of the American public," said Joe Hartnett, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Sparton Corporation. "We are committed to maintaining that level of trust, by manufacturing high-quality devices that perform flawlessly."
Ultra Electronics is a group of businesses which manage a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products in the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy markets by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.
Sparton Corporation (SPA), now in its 117th 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, Illinois, Sparton currently has thirteen manufacturing locations and engineering design centers worldwide.