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CAE looks to miniaturise sub detection tech

3rd November 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Trenton, Ontario


The Royal Canadian Navy will assess a new miniaturised magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system from CAE, following approval from the government.

Testing of the new sensor - known as the MAD Extended Role (MAD-XR) - will be sponsored by the Royal Canadian Navy and carried out by the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) agency.

While an exact platform has not yet been selected, it is likely to be an unmanned aerial vehicle, as the proliferation of these aircraft in the submarine-detection role was one of the key drivers behind the development of the smaller MAD system.  

The sensor, which

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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