The Australian Government is committed to strengthening the Australian Defence Force’s electronic warfare capabilities and South Australia is committed to cementing the state’s position as the centre of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

South Australia is central to Defence surveillance capabilities including P8 Poseidon, the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN), Defence Science and Technology, space-based surveillance, test and training ranges and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) cyber and intelligence squadrons.

Modern Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) systems represent a large portion of the Defence budget, and these systems require a highly skilled and specialised workforce capable of collecting, managing and exploiting large amounts of data at high security levels from multiple sources in a cyber-secure environment.