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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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"There were decisions made that we would always have air supremacy and air superiority, so the Army made decisions in terms of where they wanted to invest."
military would fight without the air supremacy and sea control that we have come to take for granted over the past 70 years and how we might need to adapt to the loss of secure communications, global positioning, and other technologies that have become more recent staples of our operations.
His topics include conceptualizing the development of air power as a war asset, the development of the air force during the interwar period, the impact of the Rhodesian Air Force during the Second Chimurenga, challenging air supremacy from outside: analyzing the feasibility the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army's conventional plan, and the effects of civilian bombing on guerrilla strategy.
This costly raid convinced the German High Command that the Luftwaffe could not achieve air supremacy over Britain, and the next day daylight attacks were replaced with night-time sorties as a concession of defeat.
It is 76 years since the Battle of Britain raged in the skies above England as the RAF fought to gain air supremacy against Hitler's Luftwaffe.
Israel might grant IRGC pilots their death wish and down any plane that challenges its air supremacy. But things can go wrong--and all Iran needs to declare victory is to down one Israeli plane and capture a pilot, dead or alive.
There are different groups fighting them in Syria and Iraq but if the West can get its act together and use its air supremacy to wipe out the tanks, artillery and transport Isis has then those local enemies will have the advantage.
"My research really brought home how important the RAF's role was and what an integral part air supremacy was to the success of D-Day landings and Operation Overlord (the name given to the invasion which began with D-Day)."
Hitler had ordered the Lutfwaffe to destroy the RAF in order to gain air supremacy as a prelude to launching his invasion of Britain, codenamed Operation Sea Lion.
After failing to gain air supremacy over the RAF in the Battle of Britain, he had switched tactics to try to crush the spirit of the British people instead and Birmingham was one of 16 British cities to be bombed.
Harwood describes this explosive evolution in snappy segments, among them: the 'Blitzkrieg' victories over France and low countries; Britain's desperate monitoring and bombing of the German invasion fleet in the French and Belgian Channel ports and the Battle of Britain in which the Luftwaffe failed to gain the air supremacy to enable the barges to bear the Wehrmacht across to England's south and eastern coasts.