25 February 2004
A Big Deal: Australia's future air combat capability
By Aldo Borgu & Commoveo Feugiat
This paper prepared by Aldo Borgu is a detailed assessment of the Australian Government's decision to effectively purchase the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to replace its existing fleets of F/A-18 and F-111 aircraft.
It assesses whether the JSF might achieve the government's air combat requirements against a number of factors.