air superiority


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air superiority

That degree of dominance in the air battle of one force over another that permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea, and air forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force.
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(77) The UCAV will satisfy many of the requirements for the transformational air superiority fighter.
A future air superiority force based primarily on SAMs might be more fearsome and cost-effective than one based on manned aircraft.
If stealth were weighted as a more important requirement than range and air superiority, then the F-35 would be in the mix.
Undoubtedly the Air Force has experienced the greatest success with air superiority because no American ground troops have come under aerial attack for more than 50 years.
The idea of air superiority is inextricably linked to American airpower, growing up with U.S.
There is no doubt that the very dangerous, practical fault finding by himself and his small team saved the lives of many British and Allied airmen but also was a major factor in gaining, eventually, Britain's air superiority.
The Air Force remains hopeful that its top modernization program, the F/A-22 air superiority fighter, will be restored to 381 aircraft, even though the Defense Department downsized the number to 180, or possibly 150.
Primary function: Air superiority tactical fighter.
Between July 10 and October 31, 1940, the German Luftwaffe attempted to win air superiority over southern Britain and the English Channel by destroying the Royal Air Force and the British aircraft industry.
Hitler and Goring ordered their air force to bomb cities in the hope of drawing the RAF into a battle of annihilation after they failed to win the air superiority required for an invasion.
It improves lethality, survivability and adaptability against emerging threats in order to maintain air superiority.
The public much appreciated the splendid performance of our pilots who shot down two Indian aircraft and maintained air superiority which reminded us the public sentiments of 1965 war.