absolute air superiority

absolute air superiority

An obsolete term meaning an air control situation better than air supremacy. A condition in which the enemy air power is either nonexistent or unable to interfere in any way with the action of friendly air, land, and maritime forces. Also known as absolute command of air or absolute control of air.
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With the allies enjoying absolute air superiority, the "Mother of All Battles" turned out to be a one-sided slaughter.