BAE Systems

BAE Systems Australia plays a central role in the development of Australia’s sovereign battlespace capability. Our forces rely on information and controlling the electromagnetic spectrum in order to assert superiority against adversaries. The ability to identify an unknown object is absolutely critical for safety and mission execution.


Our biggest contribution to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) has been the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN). JORN is a state-of-the-art defence network made up of three remote radars which provide wide area surveillance and play a vital role in supporting the Australian Defence Force’s air and maritime operations, border protection, disaster relief and rescue operations.


Electronic Warfare (EW) involves exploiting the electromagnetic environment to disrupt and impede adversaries. EW measures such as jammers and decoys are a vital part of both defensive and offensive weapons on land, sea and air platforms. To combat the invisible battlespace we have developed the Mantlet Electronic Support Measure (ESM), a sensor that provides the ability to detect and identify nearly all radio frequency emitters, including radio, TV, mobiles, Wi-Fi, radars and missiles.

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  • JORN array from above.


    JORN is a network of three remote over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) radars located in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
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  • Mantlet


    Mantlet™ passively detects, identifies and characterises emitters at better than 1.5°rms and provides an unparalleled geo-location capability from a single platform.
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  • Ship Air Defence Model


    BAE Systems Australia is leading the world with the state-of-the-art Ship Air Defence Model (SADM), a unique sovereign capability which allows advanced modelling and simulation for above-water warfare analysis and training.
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  • ForeSee


    ForeSee is an advanced software based tactical decision aid, designed to provide an additional layer of situational awareness to a ship’s ops-room.
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  • Wedgetail surveillance aeroplane firing decoy flares

    The Wedgetail EW suite

    During the AIR 5077 Wedgetail Program, BAE Systems was the prime contractor for the Electronic Warfare (EW) suite comprising the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Warfare Self Protection (EWSP) subsystems.
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