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Sparton Introduces Innovative New Application for the GEDC-6 Gyro-Enhanced Digital Compass

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2012-- Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announced that its Navigation and Exploration segment has introduced the cutting-edge Adaptnavinit.4th NorthTek™ application that augments its gyro-enhanced digital compass, the GEDC-6.

Sparton continues to meet the technical needs of the demanding navigation sensor market by delivering the Adaptnavinit feature enhancement for the GEDC-6. This application was developed to deliver optimal results under varying environmental conditions. Adaptnavinit compensates for magnetic material interference and other noisy environments created by batteries, electric motors and current carrying wires. Adaptnavinit allows users operating in noisy environments to compensate for these effects by eliminating digital compass integration errors in heading (yaw), pitch, and roll which appear to the user as heading output drift.

“This advanced feature further differentiates our digital compass line from others,” commented Jim Lackemacher, VP/GM of Sparton’s Defense & Security Systems business unit. “By quickly reacting to our customer’s needs, we have been able to enhance the GEDC-6 product in advance of our next product, the AHRS-8, which will be released later this year. We value the partnerships with our customers and will continue to invest in the development of cutting-edge technology now and into the future.”

Please visit us on our web site at https://thedigitalcompass.com/technical-support/downloads/ to find more information on this application as well as Sparton’s entire line of navigation sensor solutions.

About Sparton Navigation and Exploration

Sparton Navigation and Exploration, a provider of market leading sensors for commercial and defense applications globally, designs, tests and manufactures its navigation sensors and hydrophones for the most demanding customer environments with a unique user programmable feature that allows these sensors to be customized to solve unique challenges and requirements for unparalleled heading accuracy. For more information, visit http://www.spartonnavex.com or through our social media outlets.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 112th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Instrumentation. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has five manufacturing locations worldwide. Sparton's Web site may be accessed at http://www.sparton.com.

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: To the extent any statements made in this release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting future results, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in Sparton's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The matters discussed in this press release may also involve risks and uncertainties concerning Sparton's services described in Sparton's filings with the SEC. In particular, see the risk factors described in Sparton's most recent Form 10K and Form 10Q. Sparton assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Source: Sparton Corporation

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