Royal Australian Navy Flight Deployment to Norfolk Island

Media Release

28 August 2015

I welcome news of the Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight deployment to Norfolk Island.

The LADS hydrographic survey unit will survey the vicinity of Norfolk, Nepean and Phillip Islands to improve nautical charting in the area for safe navigation of coastal and commercial shipping.

Further information on the LADS Flight is available at:

I wish to thank, in advance, all members of the Administration staff and community who are involved in supporting this deployment.

The Hon Gary Hardgrave
Territory of Norfolk Island