CAE has delivered the first production of Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) systems, following successful completion of the Customer Source Inspection (CSI). The MAD-XR systems were delivered to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) for installation in new P1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) operated by the Japanese Ministry of Defense and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

The delivery of the MAD-XR systems is part of a multi-year contract for the integration, installation, and sustainment of the MAD-XR sensor in support of JMSDF’s fixed wing Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations.

The CAE MAD-XR system is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field. In the ASW role, it is used as a sensor to detect submarines. Building on CAE’s longstanding experience of supplying innovative MAD sensors to navies across the globe, the MAD-XR offers increased range and sensitivity coupled with reduced size, weight, and power requirements.

“The extended capabilities of this powerful sensor allow it to be used in a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms providing defence forces with enhanced submarine detection and localization capabilities under challenging environmental and operational conditions,” says Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Defense and Security, International.

The delivery of the MAD-XR system continues the long-standing relationship between CAE and MELCO, which dates back to 2004.