air sovereignty mission

air sovereignty mission

The integrated tasks of surveillance and control, the execution of which enforces a nation's authority over its territorial airspace. See also air sovereignty.
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For example, when an Air National Guard F-16 is on alert supporting NORTHCOM's air sovereignty mission, it can be training under Title 32, but when it is scrambled, it immediately transitions to a Title 10 role.
1997, the Guard has staffed 1st Air Force command and control facilities and executed all phases of the air sovereignty mission.
Air National Guard units with air sovereignty missions, like the 113lh Wing, will need to see that trickle down in the next four to five years, and perhaps even earlier for some units, depending on the status of their aircraft, he said.