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Jindalee Operational Radar Network

The successful handover in April 2003 of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) to the Australian Defence Force capped 40 years of DSTO pioneering research.

Jindalee Operational Radar Network
Jindalee Operational Radar Network

JORN provides 24-hour military surveillance of Australia's northern approaches, but also serves civilian purposes such as weather forecasting and the prevention of illegal entry, smuggling and unlicensed fishing.

For a first-hand account of the development of over-the-horizon radar in Australia, click on the link under Attachments.