Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar

Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar

Joint Defence Facility Nurrungar (JDFN), located on the edge of Island Lagoon, approximately 15 km south of Woomera, South Australia was a facility operated jointly by the Australian Department of Defence and the United States Air Force from 1969 through 1999. Its official area of emphasis was space-based surveillance, in particular the early detection of missile launches and nuclear detonations using U.S. Defense Support Program satellites in geostationary orbits. The name Nurrungar derives from an aboriginal term meaning "listen".

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Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar - Decommissioned in 1999
... After September 1999 its operations were moved to the Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap, near Alice Springs, and ownership of the premises were transferred to the ... of Project JP3024, "Remediation of the Woomera Test Range", while Nurrungar is not specifically included in that project, Army and Air Force have been jointly using the site off ...

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