Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd is an Australian company owned by Cobham Aviation and is primarily engaged in servicing the Australian Customs Service Coastwatch contract flying surveillance patrols within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone
(AEEZ) but also operates a modified de Havilland Dash 8-200 for the Tenix LADS contract.
Headquartered in Adelaide but with operational bases at Broome, Cairns and Darwin - Surveillance Australia was awarded
a $1 billion Coastwatch contract in 2005 and will see their fleet of modified de Havilland Dash 8-200 & Q300 and Cessna (Reims) F406 aircraft operating through to 2020.
Of interest, the Reims F406 is a twin turboprop aircraft manufactured and designed by Reims Aviation (now known as GECI Aviation) in co-operation with Cessna
and marketed as a small passenger / cargo transport or alternatively is capable of being modified to undertake the role as a civilian or military surveillance platform.
The Reims F406 is a development of the Cessna 404 but
fitted with a pair of Pratt & Whitney PT6A-112 turboprops and is said to be similiar to the pressurized Cessna 441.