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However, it is conceivable that a next-generation UCAV (2025, assuming a 15-year procurement cycle starting in 2010) could be developed with air-to-air capability that would satisfy all air superiority missions, including sweep and escort.
And 15 years hence, we may be flying Canadian-upgraded Typhoons as air superiority lighters and F-35s as hunt-masters for a pack of drones.
Air superiority has long been a central concern of American airpower.
Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, defines air superiority as "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." (11) Air supremacy, on the other hand, is defined as "that degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference." (12) As warfare becomes more interdependent, analysis of what constitutes prohibitive interference from an Army perspective may be instructive.
The Pakistan Air Force has unprecedented record of splendid performance, with good pilots, we shall maintain the air superiority and our Navy will give befitting response to her counterpart on sea borders'.
The possible third factor is that the Rafale is conceived more as a deep penetration fighter-bomber than an air superiority fighter.
Air Force began to dissect the data it had collected on the fight for air superiority in the skies over North Vietnam.
The author directly traces the early American fighter pilot's desire to control the skies and achieve air superiority to the modern Air Force's "fighting spirit" (p.
The Air Force is quietly advancing its Air Superiority 2030 plan and developing a future fighter jet under the Penetrating Counter Air program.
If the generals could not win in 2011 with total air superiority, how does Mr Williamson think a thousand British troops are going to fair?
To set the stage for the attributes required in a genuinely joint force structure, our discussion begins with a depiction of the individual plans for the Air Force and Navy for addressing A2/ AD in the air domain, beginning with the Air Force's Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan (AS 2030).
The Rafale is a semi-stealth multirole fighter, designed to conduct close air support as well as air superiority missions, and is rumoured to have advanced radar jamming technology.