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CAE's MAD Selected for P-8A Aircraft (Jul 15)

MONTREAL --- CAE has been awarded a sub-contract by Boeing to provide CAE’s Advanced Integrated Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) System for the new U.S. Navy Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA), now called the P-8A. The initial contract, which also includes options, is valued at approximately US$5 million (C$6.5 million).

Boeing is the prime contractor leading development of the new P-8A aircraft, which is based on the Boeing Next Generation 737 platform. The initial contract and options cover the first five aircraft being produced during the system design and development phase of the MMA program. The U.S. Navy expects to procure 108 Boeing P-8A aircraft over the next decade.

CAE’s MAD system will be integrated with the P-8A’s mission system and will be used operationally during anti-submarine warfare missions. The MAD system provides the capability to search, detect, locate, and confirm subsurface targets by identifying magnetic variations or anomalies, such as those caused by a submarine, in the Earth’s magnetic field.

“CAE has long been the world leader in developing this unique magnetic anomaly detection technology,” said Donald W. Campbell, CAE’s Group President, Military Simulation and Training. “We’re pleased Boeing has selected our MAD system for use on the world’s very latest maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft. We expect the new P-8A will be an important platform for the U.S. Navy as well as international militaries over the next decade so we’re especially pleased to be providing our technology during the initial development phase.”

CAE is a leading provider of simulation and modelling technologies as well as integrated training services for commercial and business aviation, and defence customers worldwide. The company has annual revenues of approximately C$1 billion, with operations and training facilities in 17 countries on five continents.

CAE’s MAD system selected for U.S. Navy’s new P-8A Aircraft