air superiority


: a larger/better air force than one's enemies
To win this war, we must achieve air superiority.

Examples of air superiority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Iraq and Afghanistan, the military was able to rapidly treat injuries because the U.S. had air superiority. NPR, 3 June 2024 In Iraq and Afghanistan, the golden hour was possible because the U.S. had air superiority; the enemy had no planes or helicopters. Quil Lawrence, NPR, 2 May 2024 But Ukraine increasingly faces a choice of using its limited air defenses to protect large cities and civilian infrastructure or deploy it to the frontline, where Russia is regaining air superiority. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2024 Ukraine hopes that the F-16s eventually will afford it air superiority in the war against Russia. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The problem is that Ukraine lacks air superiority, which has encouraged its use of an army of drones to execute missions typically reserved for bombers, jets, attack helicopters and high-end drones. Paul Lushenko, The Conversation, 16 Feb. 2024 Europe must also speed up and extend the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, which would enable the country to establish air superiority. Norbert Röttgen, Foreign Affairs, 22 Dec. 2023 With the glide bombs, first deployed last year, Moscow has found an inelegant but effective solution to Ukraine’s denial of Russian air superiority since the early days of the war. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 Lack of air superiority exacerbates tactical challenges such as jamming and spoofing, while undermining Ukraine’s ability to deny freedom of maneuver to Russia. Paul Lushenko, The Conversation, 16 Feb. 2024

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“Air superiority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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