Response is a key part of AFSTRAT.
AFSTRAT draws from the Chief of Air Force’s strategic assessment upon assuming command of Air Force, the Chief’s Intent, the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and Defence Planning Guidance 20/21.
AFSTRAT 2020 will outline the five Lines of Effort, and the subsequent strategic directions associated with Integrated Air and Space Power for the Joint Force.
1. Delivering air and space power as part of the joint force
2. Developing an intelligent and skilled workforce
3. Deepening relationships, strengthening engagement
4. Evolving Air Force culture
5. Agile and coherent governance
When required, to challenges to Australian national interests, which includes defeating acts of aggression from malign actors, and contributing to DACC or HADR activities. Air Force will always maintain high-end warfighting capabilities, and while these also contribute to deterrence, the credibility to provide combat air power to the joint force represents a key contribution in the upper end of the competition continuum.