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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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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.
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.
Saying he'll test the team's current forwards Mustafa Pektemek, Cenk Tosun and Eumer E[currency]iE-manoy-lu, GE-neE- added, "Our striker should not only have air supremacy but also be skilled in hiding the ball.
In addition, the Coalition enjoyed air supremacy, which led to its capability to immediately destroy JSTARS-identified targets.
Ahmad Asiri said the "goals of phase I of the operations were achieved through air supremacy," citing the use of state-of-the-art air warplanes and logistics to destroy air defenses of Houthi militias, attack their airbases, destroy on-the-ground aircraft and ballistic missiles and silence their command and control centers.
Built, too, as a fighting guard for our own bombers, it is a 'plane to sweep enemy skies as well as our own, teaming up with other hard-fighting American-built aircraft flying for the United Nations to win air supremacy to win this war.