air control operations

air control operations

The employment of air forces, supported by ground and naval forces, as appropriate, to achieve military objectives in vital airspace areas. Such operations include destruction of enemy air and surface-to-air forces, interdiction of enemy air operations, protection of vital air lines of communications, and the establishment of local military superiority in areas of air operations. See also operation.
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According to the paper, the PLA Navy (PLAN) has built a weaponry system with new types of submarines, surface vessels and surface attack aircraft, for its maritime operations, and the PLA Air Force has formed a weaponry system with new types of combat aircraft and ground-to-air missile systems, for its air control operations.
Air control operations pay vigilant attention to operational "surprises" such that the impact does not derail the operation.
Early air control operations were quintessentially strategic, depriving Iraq of both defenses and situation awareness.