Cobham is contracted to provide airborne surveillance operations for Australia’s national security, border protection, law enforcement, and environmental protection.
Under the world’s largest outsourced surveillance operation we patrol Australia’s 15-million-square-kilometre exclusive economic zone (EEZ) under contract with the Australian Border Force (ABF).
This turnkey operation deploys a fleet of specially-modified surveillance aircraft flying 15,000 hours and 2,500 missions per year, providing all weather, day and night coverage. The fleet of Dash 8 aircraft is fitted with a suite of sophisticated sensors fully integrated and networked in real-time via high-bandwidth satellite communications with the ABF command centre in Canberra. The modification and integration of the fleet was undertaken in house by Cobham in Australia.