air superiority


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air superiority

An air situation in which air, land, and maritime forces have full freedom of action without any effective interference from enemy air forces. At the same time, the enemy air force is denied such a freedom. The degree of freedom is slightly lower than in the case of air supremacy. Today, the preferred term is favorable air situation. See also air supremacy.
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Yet, the battle for air superiority over North Korea was crucial to preventing the defeat of the vastly outnumbered United Nations forces once China intervened in October 1950.
If stealth were weighted as a more important requirement than range and air superiority, then the F-35 would be in the mix.
JP 3-30 defines air supremacy as the "degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference" (emphasis added).
If Germany had gained air superiority, Adolf Hitler might have launched Operation Sea Lion, an amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain.
A SUKHOI air superiority fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Monday crashed at Jetha Ki Dhani near Pokhran firing ranges in Rajasthan.
The joint force aviation component will continue to provide air superiority in contested air space, persistent surveillance and precision attack throughout the battle space, and air transport within and between theaters.
It will also base all three squadrons flying the fourth generation MiG-29 air superiority fighters in Punjab to improve its air strike capabilities.
Faced with a passive radar threat, the United States may find itself unable to achieve air superiority at an acceptable cost.
The service commemorates the sacrifice of the RAF during the summer of 1940, when it repelled the German Luftwaffe as the Nazis tried to gain air superiority.
The F-35A is intended to be a more affordable complement to the Air Force's new F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter (which is replacing the service's aging F-15 air superiority fighters).
has long enjoyed air superiority, it could very well be called upon to defend U.
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