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  Air superiority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Air superiority is the dominance in the air power of one side air forces of another side during a military campaign.
As air power has become an increasingly powerful element of military campaigns, military planners view having at least an environment of air superiority as a necessity.
Air superiority however requires a significant investment in military resources to achieve, and overinvestment might lead to a shortfall of other crucial aspects of military deployment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Air_superiority   (258 words)

 Air superiority fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An air superiority fighter is a type of fighter aircraft designed with the specific intent of being a pure and dominant air combat fighter.
Air superiority fighters are usually "cost is no object" aircraft, and procured in lesser numbers compared to smaller and generally more limited aircraft.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is another air superiority fighter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Air_superiority_fighter   (128 words)

 Air superiority (from air warfare) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Air warfare may be conducted against other aircraft, against targets on the ground, and against targets on the water or beneath it.
Air warfare is almost entirely a creation of the 20th century, in which it has become a primary branch of military operations.
Air warfare is almost entirely a creation of the 20th century, in which it has become a primary branch of military...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-53046   (816 words)

 Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be Improved (Chapter
Air superiority, the subject of this report, is the degree of dominance one force possesses over another in the air, governing the extent to which air, ground, and sea forces can achieve campaign objectives.
Air superiority is the degree of dominance one force possesses over another in the air, governing the extent to which air, ground, and sea forces can achieve campaign objectives.
Some fighters have air superiority designated as their primary mission, while others have a significant capability to accomplish air superiority missions, but their primary missions are interdiction or are related to the attack of ground targets.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/gao/ns97077.htm   (8105 words)

 Air Superiority
Air Superiority is a concept that has been the goal of military commanders since fighter aircraft were invented.
True air superiority that is complete dominance of the air has proved illusive but recent conflicts in Iraqi in 1991 and 2003 have shown that it is possible.
Air superiority gives a commander a tremendous if not decisive advantage allowing normally venerable strike aircraft and helicopter gunships to attack with little risk, recon assets to rove the battlefield proving up to date information, and interdiction to take place with ease.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/concepts_airsuperiority.html   (293 words)

In the air, an aircraft is in its element.
The counter air operations case studies in the next section, for example, illustrate that when fighting a war it is unlikely that one would attack the enemy's aircraft web and sit back to view the results.
Air defense operations virtually ended by the second week of the conflict, and air supremacy was declared by the Coalition on the tenth day.
www.fas.org /spp/aircraft/part07.htm   (3986 words)

 The Air Campaign - Chap 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
To be superior in the air, to have air superiority, means having sufficient control of the air to make air attacks on the enemy without serious opposition and, on the other hand, to be free from the danger of serious enemy air incursions.
The contention that air superiority is a necessity to ensure victory or avoid defeat is based on theory and on an analysis of the last half century of warfare.
The Germans capitalized on their air superiority by moving ground forces unprecedented distances up to the late fall, when weather and failure to follow up on the initial air victories helped bring the great offensive to a halt.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/warden/wrdchp01.htm   (3234 words)

 STEALTH, SEA CONTROL, AND AIR SUPERIORITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Air superiority and sea control justly remained at the top of prestealth service priorities, and analysts developed and applied doctrine, technology, and tactics to underwrite this order.
However, although command of the air and the sea continue to occupy their lofty doctrinal positions in a world of stealthy weapon systems, the means of obtaining air superiority and sea control and the time for doing so have changed significantly.
Desert Storm's air campaign commenced at 0300 local time on 17 January 1991, and air superiority was essentially established by daybreak--more by the destruction of the means for massing and controlling Iraqi air assets (option three) than by the destruction of aircraft in the air or on the ground (options one and two).
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/patton.html   (4200 words)

 AIR SUPERIORITY - Military Periscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Air superiority refers to the dominance of 1 force over another in an airbattle or the perception of dominance in combat planning.
Air superiority allows the dominating power to conduct land, sea, and air operations at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force.
The perception of air superiority led the Israeli Defense Forces to ignore the possibility of the surprise (and initially successful) invasion by Arab forces in 1973.
www.periscope.ucg.com /terms/t0000020.html   (85 words)

 Luftwaffe and Air Superiority (www.combatsim.com)
Many air forces have since attempted to emulate the Luftwaffe's early victories: impressive successes include Israels defeat of the Egyptian air force in 1967 and the coalition's defeat of the Iraqi air force in 1991.
The Luftwaffe was prepared towin air superiority within the framewok of a short offensive war.
Experience revealed that air superiority was desirable because it enable one's observation and ground attack to operate freely while denying the same to the enemy.
www.combatsim.com /archive/htm/htm_arc3/luftwaf.htm   (626 words)

 Coleman Powermate - Air Superiority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Many homeowners still perceive that air tools are designed for flight decks and pit crews, but the tide is starting to turn, there are literally hundreds of practical home uses for air compressors.
One of the biggest advantages that air tools have over electric-powered tools is that they do not require their own motors.
Air tools deliver more torque and higher revolutions per minute than an electric-powered tool, enabling users to accomplish their tasks more quickly and effectively.
www.colemanpowermate.com /compressors/airsuperiority.shtml   (408 words)

 Air Power in the Battle of the Bulge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Land forces operating without air superiority must take such extensive security measures against hostile air attack that their mobility and ability to defeat the enemy land forces are greatly reduced.
Air operations are conducted in a joint Army and Navy operational plan focused on the strategic and tactical objectives.
Centralized command of air forces enables air power to be constituted in mass and enables it to be switched quickly from one objective to another in a theater of operations.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj89/carter.html   (8898 words)

 WW2 Luftwaffe Air Superiority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In 1944 and 1945 the Luftwaffe was unable to reestablish air superiority.
By not achieving air superiority in 1944, the Luftwaffe was unable to find the resources needed to sustain both its self and the entire Axis military and was therefore massively hindered in trying to reestablish air superiority.
The Luftwaffe was unable to reestablish air superiority in either 1944 or 1945.
www.caselab.okstate.edu /ocharle/projects/lf.html   (3655 words)

 China’s Air-Power Puzzle by Jacqueline A. Newmyer - Policy Review, No. 119
Following the successful air campaigns of the 1991 Gulf War, Chinese defense analysts tuned in to the American debate over the possibility of relying on air power alone and the connection between the use of air power and avoiding friendly military and foreign civilian casualties.
The tremendous technological achievement underlying the development of air power is thus in contradiction to the Taoist precept that man should honor and adjust to nature.
China was nonetheless able to humiliate a technologically superior foe, affirming the ancient theme of the dynastic foundings tales — the weak prevail against the strong.
www.policyreview.org /jun03/newmyer.html   (5412 words)

 Air Superiority - Korean War 50th Anniversary - USAF Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
After defeating the small North Korean Air Force in the first month of the war, USAF pilots were later challenged by Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean pilots in nimble, swept-wing MiG-15 jets.
In Korea, the air superiority fight reflected the end of propeller driven fighters and the beginning of reliance on jet aircraft.
The combination of the F-86 Sabre and the superior quality of USAF pilots denied the Communist armies air cover and gave protection to UN forces on the ground.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/korea50/k50-2.htm   (457 words)

 U.S. Air Force AIM Points: Air superiority courtesy of country's Air Force (letter)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Air power provides our nation with the capability and flexibility to protect our citizens and interests anywhere in the world on very short notice.
Air and space forces, through speed, range, precision and flexibility, can respond rapidly and appropriately to any threat with just the right amount of force.
Moreover, we here in the Miami Valley are constantly working to keep our Air Force the very best in the world, and as a result, every major Air Force aircraft used to achieve America's success in the last five conflicts in 14 years was developed by our airmen and industry partners here at Wright-Pat.
aimpoints.hq.af.mil /display.cfm?id=2233   (388 words)

 Air Superiority F-15 Eagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The mission of the air superiority F-15 Eagle - the A, B, C, and D Foreign Military Sales variants of the aircraft - is simple: to clear the skies of enemy aircraft wherever needed, day or night, in any weather.
Especially important to the air-to-air Eagle is the MSIP program, an extensive group of TCTO s performed at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center's F-15 depot facility.
The Strike Eagle accomplishes this mission by expanding on the capabilities of the air superiority F-15, adding a rear seat WSO (Weapon Systems Operator) crewmember and incorporating an entirely new suite of air-to-ground avionics.
eaglenet.robins.af.mil /AIRCRAFT/F15EAGLE.HTM   (280 words)

 Striving for Air Superiority
The advantages of tactical air power are obvious today as small wars and petty tyrants bedevil us, but in a Cold War world split between continental superpowers, strategic bombing took precedence, with calamitous consequences.
In the 1960s, the U.S. Air Force lacked the equipment and properly trained pilots to assure air superiority because the Tactical Air Command (TAC) had become little more than a handmaiden to the Strategic Air Command (SAC).
Hannah shows how a tactical air force that won a victory in World War II deteriorated into a second-rate force fly- ing aging aircraft during the early years of the Cold War, recovered briefly over Korea, then slid into obsolescence during the 1950s.
www.tamu.edu /upress/BOOKS/2001/hannah.htm   (357 words)

 Air Superiority - Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community
I agree with you this will help the air force get the raptor also I think the airfare might have done this on purpose to get the raptor and if not well the eagle is 30 years old so you cant blame her.
I was under the impression the U.S. Air Force was light years ahead of all other air forces.
The fighter that supposedly has air superiority is the F-15E Strike Eagle.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/thread61325/pg1   (998 words)

 Online NewsHour: The F-22 Fighter -- April 4, 1997
The Air Force says it needs the F-22, a new air superiority fighter, for the dogfights of the next century.
According to the Air Force the new F-22 will be the most sophisticated fighter plane in history, so flexible and so fast it will guarantee U.S. air superiority well into the next century.
If you don't establish air dominance or air superiority over the theater conflict, you do not effectively employ most of the other weapon systems that are in development right now which is why the F-22 is such a critical piece of the overall national strategy.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/jan-june97/f-22_4-4.html   (2166 words)

 The Vietnam War: Air Superiority
Air superiority does not come easily to American pilots during the early stages of the Vietnam War.
By 1966, the North Vietnamese are equipped with the potent MiG-21, which is considerably superior to American fighter jets.
The North Vietnamese counter America's air superiority with a new strategy, shifting from a reliance on aircraft for control of the skies to utilizing ground-to-air SAM missiles, radar-guided flak, and for low flying intruders, massed small arms fire.
www.honorsquadrons.com /missions/vietnam.htm   (854 words)

 Edwards Weapons Preserving Air Superiority AFFTC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
he F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, along with the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117A Nighthawk, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress, was one of the primary combat airplanes deployed and used in recent conflicts.
It’s also important for the Air Force to get involved early when acquiring cutting-edge technology to ensure deficiencies are fixed and to identify additional requirements.
The Air Force is developing the helmet-mounted display system and the AIM-9X for the F-15, but plans to later transfer the capability to the F-16 and the F-22 as well.
www.edwards.af.mil /articles99/docs_html/splash/mar99/docs_html/preserving.html   (465 words)

 F-15A Air Superiority Fighter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Such an aircraft was desperately needed, as no USAF aircraft design solely conceived as an air superiority fighter had become reality since the F-86 Sabre.
The intervening twenty years saw a number of aircraft performing the air-to-air role as a small part of their overall mission, such as the primarily air-to-ground F-4 Phantom and the F-102, F-104 and F-106 interceptor designs.
The F-15A is flown by Air National Guard squadrons in the states of Oregon, Missouri, Georgia, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Massachussets.
eaglenet.robins.af.mil /AIRCRAFT/F15A.HTM   (249 words)

 China To Show Air Superiority In Taiwan War Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Independent analysts said the focus on air dominance was a message that China was now in a position to attack Taiwan, should it want to.
"The emphasis on air supremacy is central to any PLA offensive operations in the Taiwan Strait, but the Taiwan Air Force has traditionally held the upper hand in this area," said one analyst.
Last month, Taiwan said that its air force would practice emergency landings on a freeway for the first time in 25 years amid renewed tension with China.
www.rense.com /general54/ttti.htm   (528 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Aircrew Training Ensures U.S. Air Superiority
Ellis is responsible for the day-to-day training of some 2,000 U.S. and allied students as pilots, navigators and air-battle managers from the day they begin introductory flight training until they arrive mission ready at their operational units.
Ellis said the Air Force is leveraging technology to make sure its training is as realistic and efficient as possible and to ensure crews know what to expect during combat missions.
But Ellis said the war is also reinforcing the need for 19th Air Force to produce near-combat-ready aircrews that require minimal follow-up training at their gaining units.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Sep2004/n09072004_2004090708.html   (776 words)

 Amazon.com: To Command the Sky: The Battle for Air Superiority over Germany, 1942-1944 (Smithsonian History of Aviation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The concept of strategic bombing (eliminating the enemy's war-making ability by destroying his industrial base) dominated American air operations until 1944, when it was replaced by the quest for air superiority, or control of the skies.
YA-- The authors confirm that the winning of air superiority and not the success of strategic bombing paved the way for the Allied invasion of France and ultimately their victory in Europe.
Two other aspects of the battle for air superiority that the authors examine are the realizations that fighter escort would be needed to defend the bombers on their strategic strikes, and attrition warfare would be needed to defeat the Luftwaffe.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560980699?v=glance   (1244 words)

 The Fight for Air Superiority During World War II
The Fight for Air Superiority During World War II he National Air and Space Society sponsored a special lecture featuring World War II Fighter Aces Colonel Robert "Shorty" Rankin, USAF (Ret.) & General Gunther Rall.
After the war, Rall was instrumental in the establishment of the West German Air Force.
He is a winner of the U.S. Legion of Merit for his work in making the West German Air Force a strong member of the NATO Alliance.
www.nasm.si.edu /getinvolved/membership/pevents/rankin-rall.htm   (293 words)

 Edwards Air and Space Superiority Air Force Core Competencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
It prevents adversaries from interfering with operations of air, space or surface forces, and ensures freedom of action and movement.
In Desert Storm, it was total air dominance that played a major role in such a decisive victory and contributed to low casualty rates.
With air and space superiority, the joint force will dominate enemy operations in all dimensions — land, sea, air and space.
www.edwards.af.mil /core/as_superiority.html   (448 words)

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