C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

New ‘high-frequency’ laboratory to enhance Australia’s JORN radar network

17 May 2019

BAE Systems Australia has opened what it described as a “high-frequency [HF] laboratory” to develop new technologies to further enhance the capabilities of Australia’s over-the-horizon Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).

The laboratory, which opened on 17 May near Adelaide, is designed to enable continued research and development of new HF technologies that will be integral to increasing surveillance of the northern and western approaches to Australia, the company said in a statement.

BAE Systems was selected in March 2018 to carry out a 10-year AUD1 billion (USD690 million) upgrade of the JORN system under Project Air 2025 Phase 6.This work will be supported by up to 80 specialist and graduate engineers at the new largely self-funded laboratory.

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