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Jindalee radar declared fully operational (Australian defence project that began in 1974)
news.com.au ^ | 28th May 2014

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 ...


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1 posted on 05/28/2014 12:23:05 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

tie that kangaroo down, sport


2 posted on 05/28/2014 1:12:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: naturalman1975

How long before it’s blamed for the loss of the Malaysian airliner?


3 posted on 05/28/2014 1:36:18 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: naturalman1975

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.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 3:21:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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