CAE said Wednesday it will supply the Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role system designed to help unmanned aerial systems, small fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters detect submarines through changes in the magnetic field.
The Montreal-based company will also provide non-recurring integration and engineering support for six MH-60Rs to support Phase 1 efforts under Lockheed's contract with the Navy.
Daniel Gelston, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the MAD-XR system offers military users additional capabilities for submarine detection, search and rescue and other operational missions.
The sensor variant features a compact design and has potential application to smaller aircraft and unmanned aerial systems.
Lockheed leads systems integration work on MH-60R “Romeo“ naval helicopters produced by Sikorsky.