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air power

The power that a nation derives from its ability to fly a vehicle, or to cause it to go through the medium of air or space, and to exploit in lesser or greater degree the complex relationship that results from this ability. A nation's air power consists of all the elements of air forces, including aircraft, infrastructure, radar, surface-to-air weapons, and personnel, as well as civil, private, and commercial aviation.
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Aerial warfare has taken a platform-based approach to weaponry for years.
Metin Gurak, chairman of the Communication Department of the Turkish General Staff, said on Friday that Turkish pilots, who got training in Britain during World War II, were never assigned in active aerial warfare and bombardment flights.
It also accounts for the largest single day of aerial warfare losses.
WITH both teams intent upon aerial warfare and a referee reluctant to utilise the sin-bin, entertainment at Eugene Cross Park was as at a premium, writes Barri Hurford.
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Rain and fog made flying difficult during the spring of 1917, a critical time in the development of aerial warfare in Europe.
The attack plan was one of the most successful in the history of aerial warfare.
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Other nations continue to improve their aerial warfare capabilities.