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Six MH-60Rs to receive new ASW sensor

18th November 2020 - 17:14 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

CAE is providing its Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) under subcontract from Lockheed Martin

The compact Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system from CAE will be installed on USN MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, after the Canadian company was awarded a subcontract from Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems.

CAE in an 18 November statement described MAD-XR as ‘a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field’. It will be used on MH-60Rs as an ASW sensor.

Six USN helicopters will be integrated with the CAE MAD-XR during Phase 1 of the programme. 

CAE will provide the MAD-XR system and it will also support lead systems integrator Lockheed Martin with non-recurring engineering and integration services. 

The value of the contract and its completion date were undisclosed.

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