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The Application of Work Domain Analysis to Defining Australia's Air Combat Capability
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) JOINT AND OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV
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The Royal Australian Air Forces Air Combat Capability is currently undergoing a significant restructure as new, advanced platforms are introduced to the fleet. To avoid a loss of capability in the air domain, the Royal Australian Air Force must determine how best to employ its current and future fighter jets to meet operational goals. To support this objective, this report presents a comprehensive work domain analysis-or structural description-of Australias Air Combat Capability, defined across multiple levels of abstraction and decomposition, and independent of specific platforms. This analysis has already demonstrated its usefulness in contributing to the development of an Australian air power doctrine and strategy narrative, represented in the next edition of the Royal Australian Air Forces Air Power Manual AAP 1000-D. Future applications of this model could contribute to capability requirements definition air combat force structure development and organisational redesign air combat specific crewing concepts, training programs, and Concept of Operations and the continued development of military doctrine and strategy.
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