CAE’s MAD-XR Next-Gen Magnetic Anomaly Detection System Enters Production

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September 17, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: September 17 on

CAE announced the company has started production of the CAE Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system. CAE also announced that the government of Canada has purchased the first unit under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).

CAE MAD-XR is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field. Because of the size and weight of previous MAD systems, which CAE has produced for over 40 years, they were typically installed on large maritime patrol aircraft.  The new CAE MAD-XR is more compact and lighter, thus allowing the CAE MAD-XR to also be installed on helicopters, UAVs, and smaller fixed-wing aircraft.

“Though not as well known as our simulation and training capabilities, CAE has been involved in producing specialized magnetic anomaly detection systems for many years. The new CAE MAD-XR offers the ability to extend the use of this powerful sensor to a range of platforms and provide defence forces with enhanced capabilities for missions such as submarine detection and search and rescue.” ~Joe Armstrong, Vice President, Business Operations, CAE

Related Document

CAE Data Sheet Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR)