The F-111Cs gave the RAAF a powerful strike capability but were never used in combat.  The aircraft went through modernisation programs in the 1980s and 1990s, and the RAAF acquired improved weapons to maintain their ability to penetrate hostile airspace. Despite this, by the 2000s the F-111Cs were becoming outdated and expensive to maintain, leading to a decision to retire them in 2010 rather than 2020 as originally planned. The F-111s were replaced by 24 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets pending delivery of F-35 Lightning IIs in development.
The General Dynamics F-111C is a variant of the American F-111 Aardvark for the Royal Australian Air Force . It was developed by General Dynamics and serves as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.