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Definition of the noun Air supremacy

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noun

  1. In a war, the most favorable state of control of the air. It is defined by NATO and the United States Department of Defense as "that degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference."

Explanation

Air supremacy is a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces. It is defined by NATO and the United States Department of Defense as the "degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference.

  • also known as 制空權

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Google previewThe Wages of Smart Diplomacy

by Austin Bay

Air Supremacy means complete domination of the skies. Obtain Air Superiority and you can basically conduct air, land and sea operations at will. Enemy planes lurk but cannot "prohibitively" interfere. Air Parity means combatants Bombs ...

Google previewMilitary Power (2010)

Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle by Stephen Biddle

Certainly air supremacy is a major asset and conveys important advantages— especially when combined with modern-system ground operations. This combination was decisive in Afghanistan in 2001–02, where unchallenged American air ...

Google previewThe counterair companion short guide to air superiority for joint force commanders (1995)

Rapid, decisive air supremacy is a theater goal. If the JFACC is not able to direct theater air forces in pursuit of theater air superiority, the counterair battle will probably drag on into a war of attrition, requiring a continuous expenditure of effort ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War (2008)

by Richard Alan Schwartz

By January 27, the allies had achieved air supremacy, which meant that coalition planes essentially had unchallenged control of the skies. This was accomplished against heavily fortified air defenses armed with Soviet-made surface-to-air ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Air Intelligence (2009)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

Hitler's last offensive, in the Ardennes in December 1944, exploited a lack of Allied air intelligence in the region, and almost succeeded in reversing the tide of war, but as the weather cleared, Allied air supremacy was quickly reasserted, with ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

air supremacy —(DOD, NATO) That degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference. air surface zone—(DOD, NATO) A restricted ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

air supremacy — That degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference. (JP 3-30) air surveillance — (*)The systematic observation of airspace by electronic, visual or other means, primarily ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

air supremacy — That degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference. (JP 3-30) air surface zone — (*) A restricted area established for the purpose of preventing friendly surface vessels ...

Google previewThe Iraq War Encyclopedia (2013)

by Thomas R. Mockaitis

The allies enjoyed uncontested air supremacy, as the remnants of the Iraqi air defense system were unable to operate effectively, and the enemy was unable to master a single sortie during the war. The coalition also benefited from the use of ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

Allied air supremacy was amply demonstrated on D-Day, as American fighters claimed only twenty-four shootdowns, all during the noon hour or later. In exchange, at least four Eighth Air Force Mustangs were lost in air combat farther inland.

Google previewThe War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond (2014)

From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond by Jan Goldman Ph.D.

In only a few days, the coalition had established absolute air supremacy over the battlefield. Iraq possessed nearly 800 combat aircraft and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (2015)

by P R. Kumaraswamy

During the first day of the conflict, more than 400 Arab aircraft were destroyed on the ground, giving air supremacy to the Israeli air force and depriving the Arab ground forces of any air cover. Jordan was initially spared the Israeli attack, but ...

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