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Definition of the noun Air supremacy
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- 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."
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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by Austin Bay
Air Supremacy means complete domination of the skies. Obtain Air Superiority and you can basically conduct air, ...
The Air Campaign (1994)
Planning for Combat by John A. Warden, III
AIR SUPREMACY ALLOWS OPERATIONS ANYWHERE For example, air supremacy means the ability to operate air forces anywhere without opposition. Local air superiority gives basic air freedom of movement over a limited area for a ...
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 disastrous consequences for the ...
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 and aircraft from being fired upon by friendly forces and for permitting antisubmarine operations, unrestricted by the operation of friendly submarines. See also restricted area. air surveillance — (*) The systematic observation of airspace by ...
D-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 ...
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 following the shelling of West Jerusalem later in the day, Israel expanded its military offensive to include Jordan. A simultaneous ground offensive began against Egypt and Jordan, and by 7 June, Israel had captured the whole of the Sinai Peninsula ...
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 missiles (SAMs), sophisticated radar systems, numerous antiaircraft installations, and advanced Soviet-made MiGs and French-made Mirage jets armed with Exocet missiles. The initial allied strikes were conducted by helicopters against Iraq's ...
The 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 ...
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 for the purpose of identifying and determining the movements of aircraft and missiles, friendly and enemy, in the airspace under observation. See also satellite and missile surveillance; surveillance. air tasking order — A method used to task and ...
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 an integrated air defense system controlling 3,000 antiaircraft missiles, but it was unable to win a single air-to-air engagement, and coalition aircraft soon destroyed the bulk of the Iraqi Air Force. Air superiority assured success on the ground.
by Marty McGee
9, 0:34: The British claim of “ complete air supremacy” is shattered by a German air strike on headquarters ( multiple low-frequency explosions); Ch. ¡¡, 0:46: Rommel's ¡0th Panzier tank battalion is pummeled ...
The 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 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as sensors and decoys to confuse the Iraqis. The arrival of a major sandstorm on March 25 and 26 canceled about 65 percent of all sorties. Nevertheless, the coalition was able to adjust its reconnaissance and ...
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