RAAF air power doctrine: a collection of contemporary essays

Author/s (editor/s):

Ray Funnell, Brian Kavanagh, David Schubert, Gary Waters

Publication year:

1990

Publication type:

Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 71

This collection of essays, written by a group of Australia's leading air power exponents, complements the Royal Australian Air Force Air Power Manual recently produced by the RAAF and aims to contribute further to awareness and understanding of air power in Australia.

The essays examine the circumstances which led the RAAF, after seventy years of operation, to develop an air power doctrine unique to Australia; the general theory of air power; the question of control of assets; operations and roles required of air power in Australian conditions; the joint force and political context in which Australian air power operates; the application of air power within the strategy of defence in depth.

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