Australia to upgrade long-range coastal radar network with BAE Systems
CANBERRA, Australia. Australian government officials announced that BAE Systems Australia will lead a $1 billion project to upgrade the country’s long-range, high-frequency radar network.
The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) covers Australia’s coastal approaches through a network of three remote radars in Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. The radar arrays play a major role in supporting the Australian Defense Force’s air and maritime operations, border surveillance, disaster relief, and search-and-rescue operations.
Under the terms of the upgrade agreement with BAE Systems, work will be performed by more than 500 highly skilled technicians and engineers working for BAE Systems and in the company’s supply chain. Most of the work will be done in the Edinburgh Defense precinct in South Australia, with remote teams supporting the radars at Laverton (Western Australia), Longreach (Queensland), and Alice Springs (Northern Territory).
BAE Systems will deliver the JORN upgrade in cooperation with defense systems integrator Raytheon Australia, electronics firm Daronmont Technologies, and infrastructure specialist RCR Property Services.