Ultra Electronics-Sparton JV Lands $16M in Foreign Contracts


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Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc and Sparton Corp. announce the award of subcontracts valued at $16.1 million 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 $6.9 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and $9.2 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, Florida facility.

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

About Sparton

Sparton Corporation, now in its 115th 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, IL, Sparton currently has twelve manufacturing locations and five engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at www.sparton.com.

About Ultra Electronics

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.

Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors. As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

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