August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Sparton Corporation

Posted by Irina Tabakina

425 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173   
T: 800-722-7866   
E: [email protected]   
CEO/President: Cary Wood   
No. of Employees: 1500   
Annual Sales: $336m

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 115th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices.  Its capabilities span the product lifecycle, including:  concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment.  Primary markets served are Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has 12 manufacturing locations and six engineering design centers worldwide. 
Sparton’s Engineered Components and Products (ECP) Segment specializes in the rapid development of COTS and custom solutions for use in rugged and demanding environments. The ECP Segment has delivered over 6 million products to Navies and Maritime markets worldwide. Technologies are developed through a broad range of engineering disciplines, including:  systems, electrical, RF, software, mechanical and oceanographic.
Within the ECP Segment there are three product platforms.  Undersea Warfare (USW) Solutions provides full service design and manufacture of engineered solutions for the USW market. Precision Sensing & Measurement develops high-accuracy products and solutions for detecting, recording and responding to a wide range of physical properties and conditions.  The Rugged Electronics platform provides displays, computers and related solutions for defense, industrial, marine and other harsh environments.
Sparton USW Solutions has a design and manufacturing center in DeLeon Springs, Fla.,  which maintains a wide variety of technical skills in product design, engineering and manufacturing.  The company dubs itself an expert in communications between sensor packages, transmitters, receivers and beyond.  Its primary products include passive and active undersea motion and sound detection devices, air and undersea deployment systems, and undersea-to-air deployment systems.
Sparton has designed and manufactured Sonobuoys for Navies worldwide for over 60 years.  Sonobuoys are integral to the detection, localizations, identification, and tracking of potential hostile submarines or other targets of interest. Sonobuoys provide underwater signaling, bathythermography, and active and passive acoustic sensing. 
A sonobuoy is generally packaged in an ‘A-sized’ (4.75 inches by 36 inches) package, and is dropped by a Maritime Patrol aircraft.

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