New technology could challenge the current thinking as to whether any nation can gain control of the air—missiles and drones may render such control unattainable.
- Air supremacy ensures unopposed air operations, while air superiority allows operations with limited interference.
- US and China reevaluate the traditional concept of aerial dominance.
- Recently retired USAF General Hinote emphasizes ephemeral, objective-centric air superiority.
- China scrutinizes sustained dominance in advanced weapon scenarios.
- Both pivot towards a broader, multi-domain warfare approach.