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air·pow·er

or air power  (âr′pou′ər)
n.
1. The organized, integrated use of aircraft and missiles for foreign policy, strategy, operations, and tactics.
2. The tactical and strategic strength of a country's air force.

air power

n
1. (Military) the strength of a nation's air force

air′ pow`er


n.
the total military capability of a nation for operations involving the use of aircraft and missiles.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.air power - the aggregation of a country's military aircraftair power - the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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He had, in fact, crossed the designs of no less a power than the German Empire, he had blundered into the hot focus of Welt-Politik, he was drifting helplessly towards the great Imperial secret, the immense aeronautic park that had been established at a headlong pace in Franconia to develop silently, swiftly, and on an immense scale the great discoveries of Hunstedt and Stossel, and so to give Germany before all other nations a fleet of airships, the air power and the Empire of the world.
Not to wax nostalgic, but I believe that we benefit from an examination of where we've been in order to have context, not only for where we find ourselves in today's environment, but where we need to go in the future to remain relevant to our air power community.
Islamabad -- A two day International Seminar on Air Power (ISAP) with a theme "Air Power Application in Modern Era" commenced under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force at Nur Khan Auditorium Air Headquarters Islamabad on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD -- A two-day international seminar on Air Power (ISAP) with a theme "Air Power Application in Modern Era" was held under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force at Nur Khan Auditorium Air Headquarters here on Thursday.
While much has been written about land operations, public work on the historical use of air power in the region has often been limited or treated superficially.
Following the successful conclusion of the concept study with a global truck manufacturer announced in February 2014, the collaboration between Clean Air Power and Ricardo will now move on to commence the first phase of a production development of a diesel-natural gas engine based on Clean Air Power s MicroPilot technology, targeted at South East Asian and other markets.
Islamabad -- China's J-20 stealth fighter has entered combat service, the country's armed forces confirmed on Friday, expanding the military's air power options as it presses on with a massive modernisation programme.
As the Air Force passes the seven-decade milestone in since its formation in 1947, and many Air Force squadrons celebrate a century since their creation durinsg the First World War, it is time for our Foundation to redouble its efforts to be a strong and valuable voice within the air power community.
The other debacle that Farolan refers to was the unbelievable ineptness, if not stupidity, of American military leadership in the Philippines at the opening of World War II which led to the destruction of American air power on the ground in the Far East.
ISLAMABAD -- Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of the soldiers fighting against terrorism during the two day symposium 'Kuwait International Air Power and Air Defense' (KIAPADS), held under the patronage of the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and Kuwait Air Force in Kuwait city.
Islamabad -- Air Chief paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of the soldiers fighting against terrorism during the two day Symposium 'Kuwait International Air Power and Air Defense' (KIAPADS), held under the patronage of the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and Kuwait Air Force at Kuwait city.