BLUFIn this article, CAF, Air Marshal Hupfeld, notes that the RAAF, for the foreseeable future, will need to be able to operate in an environment of 'constant competition'.
In this ASPI Strategist article, CAF, Air Marshal Hupfeld, makes the following points:
- RAAF has spent the last twenty years focusing on expeditionary operations in the Middle East.
- Need to achieve strategic effects below the level of declared conflict.
- The strategic environment has deteriorated in ways that were not expected.
- Technology is becoming more complex, but RAAF still needs to strive for perfection.
- RAAF still lacks a long-range strike capability.
- The future air force is likely to contain crewed and uncrewed platforms for some time.
References from the Web:
- July 2020 Air power's future: combat aircrew not yet surplus to requirements (iiss.org)
- June 2021 China's long-range missiles highlight RAAF's strike shortcomings | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)
- July 2021 Australia's strategic environment changes, foreign policy funding must change too (part 1) | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)
- July 2021 As Australia's strategic environment changes, foreign policy funding must change too (part 2) | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)
- Oct 2021 The Bright, Uncharted Future of USAF Unmanned Aircraft | The National Interest
- FEB 2022 U.S. Critical And Emerging Technology List Forecasts Future Military Needs (forbes.com)
Source: Strategist (ASPI)
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