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air supremacy

That degree of air superiority in which the enemy air force is either nonexistent or incapable of effective interference with operations by one's own air, land, and maritime forces. This is the highest form of air superiority. See also air superiority and favorable air situation.
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With the major technological advances since the Wright Brothers' famous flight, air supremacy has replaced naval supremacy for world powers with huge American B-52 bombers, illusive stealth aircraft and supersonic fighter jets such as the new Euro Fighter.
The RAF's British, Canadian, Polish and Czech fighter pilots had won the Battle of Britain and the Germans knew there could be no invasion, unless they achieved air supremacy over England.
When examining the issue of air supremacy, we had to ask, what is the right mix of weapons to deal with the span of threats?
Yet the very success which the Zeppelins were achieving was to be one of the most significant features in the decline and fall of the Hindenburg and the entire world air supremacy dream by the Nazis.
America's senior military officer, General Richard Myers, said US forces were now confident they have control of Afghan air space: "We feel like we have essentially air supremacy over Afghanistan now.
Once air supremacy was secured, US A-10 "tank buster" aircraft supported by British Harriers would be able to start hitting Serb armoured columns.
One of the weekend's hottest tickets, the New York event attracted hundreds of eager fans, who lined up around the block for the chance to see 20 of the East Coast's best duke it out for air supremacy.
The F-35 fighter represents the future of air supremacy and the Marietta team is proud to contribute to this historic program.
Nolan's narrative about his operational days is excellent and well reviews the Eighth's early combat trials and those of its bomb groups from the initial Combined Bomber Offensive plan set at the Casablanca conference (the USAAF's case for precision daylight bombing), the tragic results of the 1943 Schweinfurt ball bearing industry and Regensburg enemy aircraft plant raids, and finally the "Big Week" mission efforts in February 1944 leading to the gaining of Allied air supremacy over the European skies and battlefields on the eve of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Air supremacy is declared over Iraq after 10 days of aerial combat.
With air supremacy easily achieved in the opening stages of the conflict, the way is now clear for high-flying spy planes, such as RAF Canberras and Nimrods, already thought to be in action, to help scour the country.
This new missile system will equip current and future generation fighters to include the EuroFighter, JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) and F-22 (The USAF's next generation fighter) in order to continually maintain air supremacy and increase interoperability.