Border Protection
EDT
Operations Australia
Air Force Involvement

Operation RESOLUTE

Operation RESOLUTE is the ADF’s contribution to the whole-of-government effort to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests.

The Operation RESOLUTE Area of Operations covers approximately 10% of the world’s surface and includes Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone which extends up to 200nm around the mainland, Christmas, Cocos, Keeling, Norfolk, Heard, Macquarie and Lord Howe Islands.

At any one time, up to 620 ADF personnel at sea, in the air and on the land, are working to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests. They work alongside personnel from Customs and other agencies.

Air Force AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft operating from RAAF Base Darwin provide aerial surveillance of Australia’s north-west and northern approaches.

More information about Operation RESOLUTE is available here:
http://www.defence.gov.au/op/borderprotection/general.htm