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Upgrade of Woomera test range launched

29th June 2016 - 05:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Raytheon Australia is the beneficiary of an AU$297 million (US$219 million) contract as Australia seeks to upgrade its Woomera test range.

After remediations and improvements to the range’s measuring, monitoring and sensor systems, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on 27 June that it would become ‘the world’s most advanced test range’. 

The site within the massive 122,000km² Woomera Range Complex is located in South Australia. For comparison’s sake, Woomera is three times the size of the US Navy’s China Lake test range in California.

A statement from Raytheon Australia said, ‘The Woomera test range system will support current

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