Tactical fighter operations (TFOs) form the basis of Australia's current military capability to ensure air superiority. Air superiority over the Australian territory and maritime approaches is an essential element in Australia's defence strategy. The audit objectives were to:

  • assess whether the resources used to provide the F/A-18 tactical fighter force operational capability are managed cost-effectively; and
  • identify areas for improvement in the coordination, planning and practices employed in administration of tactical fighter operations.