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NAVAIR eyes magnetic anomaly detector fit for MH-60R

24 April 2019

Plans are being developed to introduce magnetic anomaly detection equipment onto US Navy (USN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters, the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has revealed.

In a sources sought notice issued on 17 April, NAVAIR advised that it was seeking eligible companies “capable of performing the software development, manufacture, and integration of an engineering change proposal [ECP] for the technical insertion of a digital magnetic anomaly detection [DMAD] capability into the MH-60R aircraft procured by the NAVAIR Multi-Mission Helicopter Program Office [PMA-299]”. It added, “The proposed ECP shall include both hardware integration into the aircraft and software integration into the Avionics Operating Program [AOP], a Lockheed Martin proprietary product.”

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