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Erapsco awarded USN sonobuoy contract

19th August 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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An Ultra Electronics and Sparton DeLeon Springs joint venture (JV) has been awarded a contract worth up to $1.04 billion for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the US Navy.

The contract provides the base year award for a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, and will result in the Erapsco JV producing sonobuoys at Sparton’s DeLeon Springs, Florida facility and Ultra’s Columbia City, Indiana site.

ERAPSCO will provide production subcontracts in support of the USN FY19 base year delivery order to the amounts of $75.75 million and $75.26 million to Ultra Electronics Undersea Sensor Systems and Sparton, respectively.  

‘I am very pleased that we have secured this important contract for Ultra and that we will continue to provide critical sensor capabilities to the US Navy for many years ahead,’ Simon Pryce, CEO of Ultra Electronics, said.

‘This contract is a reflection of the increased focus on anti-submarine warfare by the US Navy and ERAPSCO’s strength and expertise in this area.’

‘Hundreds of Sparton employees work tirelessly, day and night, with our fleet sailors always in mind,’ William Toti, CEO of Sparton Engineered Component and Products, added.

‘It’s Sparton’s great honour to provide both innovative technology and a stable industrial base for our undersea forces.’

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