Technology

Find out about the types of aircraft we operate and the roles they play; how operations are supported by sophisticated ICT systems; and explore the specifications of key aircraft, weapons and equipment.

Maintaining peak effectiveness andflexibility

Advanced Air Force technology gives us the edge across the many roles we perform, from tactical strike to search and rescue and disaster relief. Our aircraft and systems are designed for flexibility without compromise, and are supported by high-tech logistics and intelligence resources.

You're going to work with some of the finest machines in the world

Supporting multi-role aerial capability

Our aircraft fall into three broad categories, reflecting their multiple-uses and the career avenues followed by Air Force personnel.

Mobility aircraft

Mobility aircraft

Used to transport personnel, equipment, supplies, vehicles and fuel.

Surveillance & control aircraft

Surveillance & control aircraft

For intelligence gathering, battle management and search and rescue.

Strike aircraft

Strike aircraft

Some of the fastest and most manoeuvrable aircraft in our skies.

Providing critical communications andintelligence

Air Force operations rely on complex ICT systems to maintain contact between aircraft, deployed personnel and command positions. Through cable, radio, microwave and satellite we also operate some of the world's most sophisticated surveillance and intelligence gathering systems, to identify threats to national security and maintain strategic superiority.

Explore key aircraft

Take an interactive tour of our aerial resources.

Aircraft, equipment & weapons