magnetic anomaly detector

A sensitive magnetometer that can detect very small changes in the earth’s magnetic field caused by a ferrous object, such as a submerged submarine. It is carried at the end of a boom projecting from the tail of a plane and used to pinpoint a submerged submarine or magnetic deposits in the earth.

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