CAE has delivered the first Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role sensors to its long-time partner Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The Japanese company will install the system on board the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s new P1 maritime patrol aircraft.
According to CAE, the system is based on the MAD magnetometers the company supplies to navies around the world. It is capable of detecting changes in the Earth’s magnetic field for various applications, including anti-submarine warfare operations. The technology also comes with reduced weight and power requirements and enhanced range and sensitivity compared to its predecessors.
In a statement, Marc-Olivier Sabourin, vice president and general manager for global defense and security at CAE, the highly sensitive magnetometer can provide submarine detection and localization capabilities on board manned and unmanned platforms operating in challenging landscapes.
CAE was awarded a multi-year contract to deliver, integrate and sustain the MAD-XR systems to support the JMSDF’s fixed-wing anti-submarine operations.