command of the air

command of the air

The power to use airspace as desired. Command of the air may refer to control exercised through superior military force, or it may simply refer to the fact that possession of certain equipment and facilities makes it possible to use airspace for whatever purpose is indicated.
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The military media cell said in a statement that "the Command of the air force carried out / 10 / missions at various sectors of operations, while the Command of the Army Aviation carried out an air strike on one terrorist target.
The lesson from the last war that stands out clearly above all others is that if you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.
Admiral Halsey rightly pointed out that obtaining command of the air as quickly as possible should be the primary goal of every conflict.
Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has assumed command of the Air Force upon the completion of tenure of Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman.
Before his most famous work, Il Dominio Dell'Area, was translated into English as The Command of the Air, Douhet's ideas were heavily criticized by a clever Italian air force officer named Amedeo Mecozzi.
Peyer said she was excited to be taking command of the Air Logistics Center and looked forward to what the future has in store.
Only one hour and half later one of the injured reported to the command of the air based about the incident.
Bedke, right, assume command of the Air Force Flight Test Center from retiring Maj.
Douhet's fame rests chiefly on The Command of the Air and several smaller works on the subject of air power; he saw aircraft as the ultimate offensive weapon, against which there was no real defense, and he foresaw the use of aircraft to strike at the enemies' cities, transport networks, and industries; he also argued both for independent air forces and for the creation of the "battleplane," an unspecialized general combat aircraft; he did not intend his theories to be universal, and his strategic thinking was strongly influenced by Italian experience during World War I and by Italy's unenviable strategic situation in the 1920s; he was the first, and possibly greatest, of the theorists of air power.
The military media cell said in a statement that "the Command of the Air Force has carried out nearly two airstrikes on its goals, while the Command of the army aviation carried out an operation within Salah al-Din operations, which resulted in the killing of / 9 / terrorists and the destruction of two vehicles of the enemy.
The ceremony of the change of command was held at Air Headquarters Islamabad where the outgoing Air Chief Marshall Tanveer Mehmood handed over the command of the air force to its new Chief Rao Qamar Suleman and pinned the badges as.
Pearson, who assumed command of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards in June, spoke Tuesday at an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon.