100 NOT OUT: An in-depth review of the Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) turned 100 on April 1, 2021. Today it is a world class air arm, capable of leading joint and coalition operations around the globe, as Nigel Pittaway reports.

As it looks towards the next 100 years, the RAAF continues its journey towards becoming a ‘Fifth-Generation Force’, a concept taking advantage of not only modern, networked platforms exemplified by the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, but also emerging technologies such as hypersonic weapons and autonomous systems.

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