Skip to comments.Jindalee radar declared fully operational (Australian defence project that began in 1974)
Posted on 05/28/2014 12:23:05 AM PDT by naturalman1975
WE don't know much about the Jindalee radar network - because it's top secret - but we now know that whatever it does it's doing it better.
The over-the-horizon system, developed from uniquely Australian research, has now achieved final operational capability after a technology update.
The Jindalee project was launched in 1974, with the system officially switched on in 2003 after long delays and technical problems.
It gives Defence the ability to monitor a vast area of Australia and its northern approaches as far as Indonesia.
It can observe air and surface targets in an arc from Geraldton to Cairns with stations at Longreach (Queensland) and Laverton (Western Australia) and a control centre in South Australia.
It can detect aircraft and vessels 3000 kilometres away.
(Excerpt) Read more at adelaidenow.com.au ...
tie that kangaroo down, sport
How long before it’s blamed for the loss of the Malaysian airliner?
The U.S. has been operating ROTHR from Virginia, Texas and Puerto Rico since about 1998, mainly on anti-drug smuggling efforts in the Gulf, and Caribbean. The U.S. and Australia have cooperated and shared research on OTH radar for decades. The Australians are the leaders on OTH radar, mainly because they have a lot of ocean to watch and not a very big budget. The Canadians have a somewhat scaled down version that they use for “economic” surveillance in their Atlantic fishing waters.