Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lockheed Martin awarded $28M for MH-60R’s submarine detection sensor

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has secured a contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for MH-60R’s non-acoustic submarine detection sensor.

The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense (DoD), is worth more than $28,5 million.

“This order provides non-recurring and recurring engineering support associated with software and hardware development for Phase I integration of the Digital Magnetic Anomaly Detection sensor into the MH-60R aircraft,” DoD said in its announcement.


The Digital Magnetic Anomaly Detection (DMAD) is a non-acoustic, advanced laser-pumped Helium magnetometer system designed to detect sub-surface magnetic anomalies caused by submarines. The DMAD is suitable for fixed-wing or helicopter applications.

Work will be performed in Owego, New York (66%); and Montreal, Canada (34%), and is expected to be completed in October 2023.

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