Terms of Reference

Inquiry into the planned acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter), with particular reference to:

  1. the future air defence needs that the aircraft is intended to fulfill;
  2. the cost and benefits of the program to Australia, including industrial costs and benefits received and forecast;
  3. changes in the acquisition timeline;
  4. the performance of the aircraft in testing;
  5. potential alternatives to the Joint Strike Fighter; and
  6. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535