Jindalee Operational Radar Network

The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) is a multi-billion dollar investment in three over-the-horizon radar systems that use the ionosphere to monitor air and sea movements across at least 37,000 square kilometres.

Invented by Defence Science and Technology in South Australia, the high-frequency system is supported from the state by BAE Systems Australia. JORN’s command and control element, 1 Remote Sensor Unit, is also based at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

Over the next 10 years, BAE Systems will undertake significant upgrades to the JORN, with the $1.2 billion enhancement set to peak at more than 500 highly technical jobs, many of them in South Australia. The project will significantly redesign the JORN Radar capability in order to realise its full potential as a wide area surveillance capability.

More information: RAAF Jindalee Operational Radar NetworkDST JORN

For further information please direct all enquiries to Reg Carruthers Director, Aerospace at Defence SA. Tel: +61 8 8226 6637 or Reg.Carruthers@defencesa.com