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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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For the past three decades, air dominance has been a key advantage for the US and its allies.
The danger of the Conventional Cult's move up-market is that it will achieve high-end tactical air dominance, yet neglect the opening gaps in irregular conflict at the low end in Afghanistan and ultimately lead to airpower's strategic irrelevance against the Taliban.
The aircraft will have to support air dominance, strike and electronic warfare missions, he said.
In 2035 some states' integrated air defense systems will be able to find, fix, track, target, and engage our current air dominance aircraft.
The PLAAF has chosen to deter or deny the threat of aircraft penetrating China's territory and airspace, or seizing air dominance over PLA forces, via advanced and extended range surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and fighter aircraft.
But President Obama is making it clear he's deadly serious about a radical shift from the 20th-century pattern of short-shrifting rail in favor of almost total, relentless auto, truck and air dominance.
The Defense Department has to consider whether, in situations in which the United States has total air dominance, it makes sense to employ lower-cost, lower-tech aircraft that can be employed in large quantities and used by U.
Aerojet has been under contract to The Boeing Company on the F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter program since 1993.
For a Taiwan stuck in arms purchase limbo, the Jian-10 is the latest blow to the island's already slipping air dominance over the Taiwan Strait.
Air Force Provided Air Dominance Again Today for the 60th Year" just would not sell.
In my role as the US Southern Command's command surgeon for more than two years, I have seen the world a little differently than from the backseat of an F-15 concentrating on air dominance.
American air dominance, largely granted by the F-86 and its pilots, was a decisive factor in UN success.