Operation RESOLUTE is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to a whole-of-government effort to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests.
The Area of Operations covers approximately 10% of the world’s surface and includes Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone - extending up to 200 nautical miles around the mainland and the Christmas, Cocos, Keeling, Norfolk, Heard, Macquarie and Lord Howe Islands.
At any one time, up to 620 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are working at sea, in the air and on land to protect Australia’s borders alongside personnel from Customs and other agencies.
AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, which operate from RAAF Base Darwin, provide aerial surveillance of Australia’s north-west and northern approaches.
Visit the Defence website for more information about Operation RESOLUTE.