Command of the air
Command of the air

Command of the air


Control of the air - a decisive superiority aircraft of one of the warring parties in the airspace of the theater of operations. The scale may be strategic, operational and tactical. The decisive role in the conquest of the air belongs to the Air Force and air defense troops

Ensuring the Air Force combat operation actions of one fighter or the combined action of various types of air power against the enemy Air Force is just one part of the struggle for supremacy (domination) in the air. Basically, air superiority is achieved by systematically organized struggle against enemy aircraft.

This struggle, in addition to "security" and defense measures include the following active measures:

  • a) broad, systematic reconnaissance (on a wide front and deep behind enemy lines) of the enemy grouping (airfields), its activities (observation of airfields and the combat work of airborne stations), aviation industry facilities, air bases and aviation training centers that feed and replenish Soybeans aviation, units (agent and air reconnaissance);

  • b) the systematic destruction of the enemy's air force both in the air and on the ground.

Air Force destroyed the enemy in the air in air battles and battles, conducted both over enemy territory and over its territory during its invasions (bombing enemy action, airborne assault forces, the actions of large groups of its fighters on the battlefield).

Constant observation of enemy airfields and the flights of small and large groups of its aviation, tracking of these groups and radio guidance of fighter groups (and in the event of a major invasion and groups of other types of aviation) to repel enemy raids allow destroying its aircraft even over its own territory or, in extreme cases, on the approaches to their territory and to the most important objects. In extreme cases, the enemy's air forces are destroyed when their ROsg is reversed. One of the main methods of destroying enemy aircraft returning from a raid is to attack it at airfields after landing.

The ultimate goal of fighting the Air Force in the battle for tactical and operational control of the air will be:

  • a) deprive the enemy's air force of the ability to freely carry out its main tasks, mainly where it is necessary in the interests of the operation or battle we are conducting;

  • b) to provide their troops and navy with the opportunity to carry out their tasks without opposition from the air enemy.

In this struggle for supremacy in vozduhe- involves all kinds of aircraft.

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