Search and rescue response, capability and technology

The technologies which support our search and rescue (SAR) response.

We provide a 24 hour SAR service for incidents that occur within the Australian SAR region.

To continue the ongoing development of the Australian SAR service, we must be able to maintain SAR response capabilities to suit Australia’s geographical needs. This includes providing:

  • the relevant ground stations and technologies to receive distress alerts from the international Cospas Sarsat satellite system
  • strategically located SAR aircraft
  • trained SAR personnel.

We must also keep abreast of emerging SAR technologies that enhance SAR capability as we move into a period of fast advancing technologies.

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Last updated: 9 November 2020