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Elbit Systems of America seals Sparton deal

6th April 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Erapsco JV between Sparton and Ultra Electronics produces sonobuoys for the USN. (Photo: Sparton)

Elbit subsidiary expands further into the US market with a new acquisition.

Elbit Systems announced on 6 April that it is undergoing a ‘significant expansion’ in the US, after its subsidiary Elbit Systems of America completed a $380 million acquisition of Sparton Corporation.

Sparton provides anti-submarine and undersea warfare solutions to the USN as a Tier 1 supplier; for instance, in 2019 its Erapsco JV with Ultra Electronics was awarded a sonobuoy contract worth up to $1.04 billion from the USN.

Sparton also supplies ruggedised flat panel displays to the USN via its Aydin Displays division.

‘Demand for our undersea warfare products is increasing as a result of a heightened threat environment in both the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic,’ noted Sparton president Bill Toti.

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