The Air Force operates at the leading edge of technical capability, with world-class aircraft, sophisticated ICT systems and advanced weapon systems and equipment.
Maintaining peak effectiveness and flexibility
Advanced Air Force technology gives us the edge across the many roles we perform, from tactical strike to search and rescue and disaster relief. Our aircraft and systems are designed for flexibility without compromise, and are supported by high-tech logistics and intelligence resources.
Providing critical communications and intelligence
Air Force operations rely on complex ICT systems to maintain contact between aircraft, deployed personnel and command positions. Through cable, radio, microwave and satellite we also operate some of the world's most sophisticated surveillance and intelligence gathering systems, to identify threats to national security and maintain strategic superiority.
Supporting multi-role aerial capability
Surveillance and control aircraft
F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
A fifth-generation aircraft providing Australia's future air combat needs and a networked force-multiplier effect for situational awareness.
Electronic attack aircraft capable of providing warfare support by disrupting military electronic systems, including radars and communications.
Maritime patrol and response aircraft featuring an acoustic system with four times the processing capacity of Air Force’s current AP-3C Orions.
C-17 Globemaster III
One of the world's largest strategic airlifters. Delivers troops and oversized cargo in support of military operations and disaster relief.
F/A-18F Super Hornet
A battle proven next-generation multi-role fighter. Weapons include radar guided and infra-red seeking missiles and a nose-mounted cannon.
A highly sophisticated early warning and control platform that controls the tactical airspace by gathering, analysing and sharing information.
A Multi Role Tanker Transport enables Air Force to conduct both air-to-air refuelling and provide strategic air lift.
Fulfils demanding long-distance air lift roles such as search and survivor assistance, aero-medical evacuation and aid to civil communities.
Equipped with a variety of sensors, a long-range surveillance and anti-ship/submarine warfare aircraft, that's also used for search and rescue.