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BAE Systems Australia supply HF radio sensor system to US

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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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BAE Systems Australia has announced that they are supplying an unspecified US Government customer a passive HF radio sensor. It's based on technology used in the Jindalee OTH-R system. BAE hasn't specified the customer, or what the sensor is for, beyond that. The technology is fourth generation, based on tech developed by BAE and DSTG. DSTG is home of most of the Australian HF radio technology.

This will be the third exported to the US, and BAE says that the same customer has bought related subsystems over the last 10 years. The equipment will be built in Adelaide, and shipped to the US for installation in its final location. Among other HF systems built in Australia is the Advanced Direct Digital Receiver, which supports HF radar and intelligence gathering systems.


GEELONG, Australia—BAE Systems is supplying a high-frequency (HF) radio sensor to the U.S. government using technology originally developed for Australia’s Jindalee over-the-horizon radars.

The U.S. sensor is passive, meaning it is not a radar, but BAE will not further describe it nor name the specific customer.

Some of the know-how has come from the Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG), the government home of much of Australia’s HF radio technology.

“The technology exported to the U.S. was jointly developed by BAE and DSTG in 2001, with BAE continuing to independently invest in research and development to develop an export product which is now in its fourth generation,” says BAE’s Steve Wynd, whose main responsibility is Jindalee work.

aviationweek.com...




 
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