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The Air Power Development Centre (APDC) is the centre of expertise within the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for strategic air power issues. The Doctrine Section is one of our five key sections that, along with Strategy and Engagement, Development, Education, and the Office of Air Force History comprise the Air Power Development Centre.

The Doctrine Section is concerned with the strategic dimensions of the Air Force's current approach to the generation and application of its air power. This section develops the RAAF's air power doctrine at the strategic level through the synthesis of historical analysis, current practice, and the confirmed results of experimentation with new concepts.

The Doctrine Section studies air power issues, papers and doctrine from a wide range of military partners and other agencies. These studies are aimed at positioning the foundations of the Air Force's air power to align with the demands of a whole of government approach to national security and to facilitate interoperability with allies and coalition partners.

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