Topic: Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS)

Teamwork essential for charting coastline

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland.

Being part of a highly-specialised team is one of the things Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson appreciates most about his role with the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight.

Mapping Australia from the sky

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight located in Cairns, Queensland.

For 25 years a Navy fixed-wing unit has been a quiet achiever contributing to the maintenance of nautical charts and safe navigation in Australian coastal and territorial waters.

Surveying the great south

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent.

The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.

Airborne survey of the Apple Isle

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Matt Collins (author)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston. (photo: Mr Matt Collins)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.

Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.

Depth sounder assistance to New Zealand

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support. (photo: LADS Phot)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support.

The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand.

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.