LOCAL HEADQUARTERS — Sparton Corporation’s headquarters staff is based at the company’s main production facility at 5612 Johnson Lake Road in DeLeon Springs.

Less than three months after landing a big defense work order, Sparton Electronics and its parent company, ERAPSCO, have been awarded another Navy contract.

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced ERAPSCO and Sparton have been tapped for a $222.5 million contract to produce approximately 36,000 sonobuoys. Sonobuoys are devices used in anti-submarine warfare. The manufacture and delivery of the devices is to be completed in September 2025. Most of the work, 69 percent, is to be done at Sparton’s plant in DeLeon Springs.

Sparton was also chosen to share in an $8.037 million contract awarded to Applied Physical Sciences Corp. to research and develop undersea communications. Ten percent of the work under that contract will be performed at Sparton’s DeLeon Springs plant.

“The U.S. Navy’s sonobuoy contract is a significant award and is a testament to our longtime support of the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Undersea Warfare campaign,” Sparton Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development James Wyatt said. “Representing Volusia County as the 2022 Volusia Manufacturer of the Year winner, we are proud to continue to provide reliable, cost-effective, and technologically advanced sensors to our Warfighters.”

ERAPSCO is an acronym for Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy Co., which is a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics – USSI.


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