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Avalon 2017: JORN upgrade award imminent

3rd March 2017 - 02:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Melbourne


A decision on the upgrade to Australia's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) is imminent with the two bidding companies, Lockheed Martin Australia and BAE Systems Australia, believing a decision is 'days or weeks away rather than months'.

JORN provides a long-range over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) air and surface capability off Australia's massive west and northwest sea approaches.

The system underwent a Phase 5 upgrade in 2013, and the new Project Air 2025 Phase 6 upgrade will provide better surveillance of the existing area rather than extending it beyond the current 3,000km range. However, there has been speculation that the system

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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