An Air Combat Officer tracks a USN P-8 Poseidon using the external cameras on an AP-3C
Combat Air Support
 
To enable and support our air operations, we will continue to make capability investments in areas like air base operations, air traffic management and air crew training activities.
 
The Force Structure Plan provides for the continued development of the Woomera Range facility; the upgrade of Defence air traffic management systems; and upgrades to Air Force training systems such as the PC-21 fleet, simulators and training aids.
 
It also provides for new and additional investment in deployable aircraft hangars; aircraft battle damage repair capabilities; acquisition of a counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capability to support the decontamination of bases and aircraft; and enhancements to infrastructure to improve the capacity, survivability and capability of northern Australian bases.