The Wide Area and Space Surveillance capability comprises two elements – Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) and Space Surveillance Systems and are managed by the Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems Program Office (WASSSPO).

JORN consists of three Over-The-Horizon Radars based in Longreach, Queensland, Laverton, Western Australia and Alice Springs, Northern Territory. These sites are currently maintained by Lockheed Martin Australian and BAE Systems and are remotely controlled by Air Force No 1 Remote Sensor Unit (1RSU), based out of RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA.

AIR2025 Phase 6 will implement a JORN System sustainment reform program and provide a system midlife upgrade designed to extend the life of the capability out to 2042.

The Space Surveillance System includes a Radar Sensor based near the Harold. E. Holt Naval Communication Site in Western Australia and the future installation of a Space Surveillance Telescope at the same site - intended to increase Air Forces ability to monitor near-earth space debris and orbiting satellites.

Brand Royal Australian Air Force

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