Border Protection Command uses surveillance and response assets assigned from the Australian Defence Force and Customs and Border Protection.  Surveillance assets currently available to Border Protection Command include:

  • Commercial satellite imagery for the Southern Ocean;
  • Customs and Border Protection contracted aircraft;
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft;
  • Army Regional Force Surveillance Unit patrols;
  • Customs and Border Protection patrol vessels (Australian Customs Vessels);
  • Customs and Border Protection contracted patrol vessels (the ACV Triton, ACV Ocean Protector and ACV Ashmore Guardian);
  • Royal Australian Navy (RAN)  patrol boats; and
  • Other Defence and contracted response assets as required and assigned. modified: 27 July, 2011 3:20 PM