Sparton, Raytheon Team on Next-Generation Mine-Neutralization System
DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. — Sparton Corp. will team with Raytheon to support the design, test and deployment of the next-generation Barracuda mine-neutralization system, Sparton announced in a May 16 release.
The Barracuda mine-neutralization system is an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle intended to identify and neutralize bottom, near surface and drifting mines. Sparton will design and develop the deployment packaging and wireless communications buoy supporting Raytheon’s mine-neutralizer vehicle. Sparton will also provide manufacturing services to support system fabrication.
“Sparton is excited to leverage our knowledge of maritime communication, packaging, and deployment systems for this new opportunity,” said Jim Lackemacher, group vice president of Sparton’s Engineered Components and Products Segment. “Sparton looks forward to collaboration with Raytheon to bring this vital capability to the fleet.”