Aydin Displays Awarded a $1.8 Million Contract for Upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System Displays

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Sparton Corporation (SPA) announces that Aydin Displays, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sparton, has been awarded an initial order valued at $1.8 million to supply, over the next six months, an upgraded rugged LCD display with an enhanced LED backlight for the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS). The total contract, with multi-year options, has a potential value of approximately $5.0 million. The displays will be delivered over a three year period.

The TTWCS supports fire missions for Tomahawk missiles by providing advanced fire control capable of executing preplanned fires, en route mission changes and loitering in the target areas. The program is expandable to support future naval surface combatants and submarine strike weapons while supporting the Expeditionary Warfare Commander's integrated ground fire plans.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (SPA), now in its 114th 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 www.sparton.com.

About Aydin Displays

Aydin Displays is a leading provider in display manufacturing technology, servicing the industrial, military and air traffic control industries. Aydin offers a variety of industrial displays, rugged Military/COTS Flat Panel Displays, Military Panel PC Workstations, and Air Traffic Control Displays ranging in size from 6.4" to 57" now with the added capability of TEMPEST and TEMPEST certification. For more information, visit Aydin's web site at

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