In 2007 Anglo American and De Beers entered into an agreement with the Institute of Photonic Technology in Germany to develop a Full Tensor Magnetic Gradiometer (FTMG) airborne SQUID system. SPECTREM AIR was tasked to operationalize the system in a helicopter platform and the final commissioning was completed in 2012.

This breakthrough geophysical technology provides the Anglo Group with the world’s first fully operational FTMG airborne SQUID system that provides significantly better control on the interpretation of geological and structural information. The technology is exclusively used for in-house clients currently but is expected to be released commercially soon.

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