favourable air situation

favourable air situation

An air situation where dominance is limited in time and space. It is a lower degree of dominance that can be exercised with some degree of interference by the enemy air can be expected. In a favorable air situation there is sufficient dominance to permit exercise own capabilities effectively. The degree of dominance in a favorable air situation is lower than in air superiority and air supremacy. See also air supremacy and air superiority.
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To a great extent, modern land warfare depends upon establishing a favourable air situation over the battlefield, which entails the friendly air force's fully supporting its own army while simultaneously preventing the adversary air force from interfering with its operations.