US Navy Contract Announcements October 9, 2018

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.,* Warminster, Pennsylvania, is awarded $7,707,370 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6833519F0432 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-15-G-0013). This delivery order provides for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topics N08-008 entitled “Commandable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare Sensor,” N08-023 titled “Precision High Altitude Sonobuoy Emplacement,” and N101-042 titled “Environmental Wideband Acoustic Receiver and Source.” The tasks include performance modeling and simulation, fabrication, component integration, test, training, and prototype procurement activities in support of…

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Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI Joint Venture (ERAPSCO) Awarded $64.6M for U.S. Navy Sonobuoy Contracts

August 27, 2018 – Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $64.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy. The award is a GFY18 ERAPSCO Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract release for sonobuoy requirements under ERAPSCO’s five year contract. ERAPSCO will provide production subcontracts in the amount of $30.3 million and $34.3 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton DeLeon Springs, LLC respectively. Production will take place at Ultra Electronics USSI’s Columbia…

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ERAPSCO Protests Navy Decision to Exclude it from GFY19-23 Q-125A Sonobuoy Solicitation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced the filing of a bid protest by ERAPSCO with the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) challenging the recent competitive range exclusion of ERAPSCO under United States Navy (Navy) Solicitation No. N00019-19-R-0002 for the GFY19-23 AN/SSQ-125A Production Sonobuoy. ERAPSCO is a joint venture between Sparton DeLeon Springs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sparton Corporation (Sparton), and Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc. (USSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (Ultra). The protest challenges on a number of bases the Navy’s decision to exclude ERAPSCO…

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NATO Mediterranean submarine hunt begins in earnest

Lts Tim Dunning and John Phillips enjoy the moment after a hunt for a US nuclear boat off Sicily in NATO’s biggest anti-submarine exercise in the Mediterranean, Dynamic Manta, a hunt made considerably easier for the Wildcat crew from HMS Duncan as the USS John Warner, a Virginia-class hunter-killer, was on the surface of the Ionian Sea. In fact all, the boats partaking in the war game were on the surface as the many assets mustered for a photoshoot before the business of cat-and-mouse began in earnest. Some 5,000 military…

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ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems Awarded $12.9M in Foreign Sales Contracts

Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE), announce the award of subcontracts valued at $12.9M million from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $5.7 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and $7.2 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, FL facility. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems were awarded multiple foreign contracts for the manufacture of Passive and Active sonobuoys in support…

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