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Sparton to Provide US Navy With Sonobuoy Capabilities

Elbit Systems has announced that its subsidiary Sparton has secured a contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command to provide sonobuoy capabilities for the US Navy.

The agreement follows the company receiving vendor status in August for the sonobuoy program’s Multiple Award Delivery Order Contract (MADOC) valued at $5.1 billion.

Sparton will work alongside Lockheed Martin and Undersea Sensor Systems, according to a US Department of Defense announcement.

Under the program, the three companies will collaborate to produce and supply equipment such as bathythermographs, a multistatic source, receivers, and related services.

The delivery of capabilities will also support the annual training, missions, testing, and inventories for major combat operations under the US Naval Munitions Requirements Process.

Sparton, Lockheed Martin, and Undersea Sensor Systems will carry out the work in Florida, Virginia, and Indiana, respectively.

Work for the program is expected to be completed by 2027.

“The US Navy’s sonobuoy MADOC is a significant award and is a testament to our longtime support of the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Undersea Warfare campaign,” Sparton CEO and president Tracy Howard remarked during the approval of the company’s vendor status.

“We are proud to continue to provide reliable, cost-effective, and technologically advanced sensors to our Warfighters whenever called upon.”

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