CAE delivers first MAD-XR systems for Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

MAD-XR
The CAE MAD-XR system is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to detect submarines and other submerged objects by sensing changes in the earth’s magnetic field.

CAE announced the delivery of 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 60-year pedigree 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.

“Our continued commitment to innovation and customer-driven solutions allows CAE to meet the changing needs of the training and operational environments.”

The delivery of the MAD-XR system continues the long-standing relationship between CAE and MELCO dating back to 2004 and reflects CAE’s commitment to providing advanced training and sensor technology to clients in the strategically significant Asia-Pacific region.