command of the air

command of the air

The power to use airspace as desired. Command of the air may refer to control exercised through superior military force, or it may simply refer to the fact that possession of certain equipment and facilities makes it possible to use airspace for whatever purpose is indicated.
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On this occasion, the command of the Air Defense Forces of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces organized a solemn meeting, during which by order of Chief of General Staff Rayimberdi Duishenbiev a number of servicemen were thanked and presented with certificates for their diligence in the performance of their duties, achievements in service and high professional skills, the press service of the General Staff reported.
The command of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan congratulated the servicemen and veterans of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan on the upcoming Defender of the Fatherland Day in the club of the Military Institute of the State Committee on Defense Affairs of Kyrgyzstan on Feb 20.
After reviewing the conditions created in the center, the minister of defense gave relevant instructions to the command of the Air Force.
The military media cell said in a statement that "the Command of the air force carried out four sorties on different sectors of operations, while the leadership of the army aviation carried out 23 sorties in all sectors of operations." Ii added that the international coalition aircraft carried out 13 sorties on different sectors of operations, killing dozens of terrorists and destroyed 30 vehicles for the enemy, a motorcycle, three rocket launchers, 33 sites to the enemy and a heavy machine gun./ End
| SAN, May 18 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi met on Saturday the command of the Air Force on the recent crash of a Yemeni warplane.
Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has assumed command of the Air Force upon the completion of tenure of Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman.
Before his most famous work, Il Dominio Dell'Area, was translated into English as The Command of the Air, Douhet's ideas were heavily criticized by a clever Italian air force officer named Amedeo Mecozzi.
He started his career as a fighter pilot in 1979 and has risen through the chain of command of the Air Force.
Peyer said she was excited to be taking command of the Air Logistics Center and looked forward to what the future has in store.
Only one hour and half later one of the injured reported to the command of the air based about the incident.
Douhet's fame rests chiefly on The Command of the Air and several smaller works on the subject of air power; he saw aircraft as the ultimate offensive weapon, against which there was no real defense, and he foresaw the use of aircraft to strike at the enemies' cities, transport networks, and industries; he also argued both for independent air forces and for the creation of the "battleplane," an unspecialized general combat aircraft; he did not intend his theories to be universal, and his strategic thinking was strongly influenced by Italian experience during World War I and by Italy's unenviable strategic situation in the 1920s; he was the first, and possibly greatest, of the theorists of air power.