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) wide, systematically carried out (on a wide front and in the deep rear of the enemy) reconnaissance of the enemy grouping (airfields), its activities (monitoring the airfields and the combat work of the VZS), objects of the aviation industry, aviation bases and aviation training centers feeding and replenishing Soybean aviation, parts (undercover and air reconnaissance);

  • b) the planned destruction of the enemy 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 monitoring of enemy airfields and the flights of small and large groups of its aviation, surveillance of these groups and radio guidance on them of fighter groups (and in the case of a large invasion and groups of other types of aviation), to repel enemy raids, they can destroy their aircraft over their own territory or in extreme cases on the approaches to its territory and to the most important objects. In extreme cases, enemy air forces are destroyed when they are reversed. One of the main ways to destroy 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) to deprive the enemy air force of the ability to freely perform its main tasks, mainly where it is necessary in the interests of our operation or combat;

  • b) provide their troops and fleet the ability to perform their tasks without countering the enemy air.

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


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