“Defending Australia and
its national interests”
Air Force provides immediate and responsive military options across the spectrum of operations as part of a Whole of Government joint or coalition response, either from Australia or deployed overseas. We do this through the key air power roles – control of the air; precision strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and air mobility – enabled by combat and operational support.
The Australian Army is a respected institution comprised of professional men and women who serve the nation. The Australian Army is Australia’s military land force and is part of the Australian Defence Force. We provide a potent, versatile and modern Army which contributes to the security of Australia, protecting its interests and people.
The Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the ADF’s capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests. This is achieved by providing maritime patrol and response; interdiction and strategic strike; protection of shipping and off-shore territories and resources; maritime intelligence collection and evaluation; hydrographic and oceanographic operations; and escort duties. Peacetime activities include maritime surveillance and response within Australia’s offshore maritime zones; hydrographic, oceanographic and meteorological support operations; humanitarian assistance; and maritime search and rescue.