Today’s Air Force is much more than a collection of aircraft but rather an integrated and networked force capable of operating seamlessly across operational domains.This guide aims to provide an understanding of Air Force’s value proposition in contributing to the security of the Australian people, our regional neighbours, and global partners in an increasingly challenging and dynamic strategic environment.

As a component of the Joint Force, Air Force is regularly called upon to partner with other government agencies, allies, and coalition partners, and the information contained in this guidebook is intended to inform and assist understanding of the myriad ways in which the Royal Australian Air Force is postured to provide responsive, agile and potent Air and Space effects across the operational spectrum, from cooperation to high end conflict. Furthermore, it is designed to articulate the capability, composition and character of our Air Force, and effectively demonstrate the vital role it plays in Australia’s security.