Topic: Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS)

New depths and new colours

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

Since 1920 the RAN has been responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters, with the Australian Charting Area currently covering an area of approximately 1/8th of the Earth’s surface. (photo: Unknown)

Since 1920 the RAN has been responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters, with the Australian Charting Area currently covering an area of approximately 1/8th of the Earth’s surface.

Navy has some seriously high flying quiet achievers, especially the sailors and officers of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight, based out of Cairns.

LADS soars to new depths in PNG

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), PO Aaron Godwin (photographer)

LADS Flight Dash 8 turning and burning.  (photo: PO Aaron Godwin)

LADS Flight Dash 8 turning and burning.

The Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has completed a successful deployment to Alotau, Papua New Guinea (PNG). During the deployment, LADS flew aerial hydrographic surveys of the Conflict Group atoll, Deboyne Islands and Bougainville.