Navy LADS Dash 8 deploys to New Zealand

Commissioned in November 2009, the new Dash 8 Aircraft is the only fixed-wing aircraft belonging to the RAN and is utilised for Laser Airborne Depth Sounding.

The Royal Australian Navy's only fixed-wing aircraft, its contractor-operated Dash 8 Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) platform is due to arrive in New Zealand on Thursday to survey part of the earthquake-hit South Island's coastline. Defence said in a statement on Thursday that the aircraft will conduct … [Read more...]