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- Military : The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- Offensive counter-air : Air operations intended to damage or destroy enemy aircraft and missile capabilities, both by attacking ground facilities and engaging aircraft close to their bases
- Defensive counter-air : The spectrum of both passive and active air defense measures, including camouflaging and protecting potential targets, electronic warfare; a superset of an integrated air defense system
- Air mobility : The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset.
- Air Self-Defense Force : The air force of Japan, named in a manner that does not conflict with the constitutional prohibition of military forces
- Armée de l'Air : The air force of France
- Canadian Air Force : The air force of Canada, also la Force aérienne canadienne
- French Air Force : The air force of France, also Armée de l'Air
- Fleet Air Arm : The naval aviation component of the Royal Navy
- La force aérienne canadienne : Canada's air force
- Hel HaAvir : Israeli Air Force, generally considered one of the world's most potent, with the advantage of being optimized for a core set of weather and flight characteristics as well as missions
- Israeli Air Force : The air force of Israel, Hel HaAvir
- Indian Air Force : The large and competent air force of India, which develops its own advanced system, does significant co-development with Russian vendors, and has a complex international supply base
- Koninklijke Luchtmacht : The Royal Netherlands Air Force, a NATO partner and small but experienced high-technology military air arm
- Luftforsvaret : Royal Norwegian Air Force, a NATO ally and known for developing a wide range of aircraft munitions and systems
- Luftwaffe : The German Air Force, both the current and WWII organization; the current usage includes the forces after German unification
- People's Liberation Army Air Force (China) : The air force of the People's Republic of China
- Royal Air Force : The British military service primarily responsible for air warfare
- Royal Netherlands Air Force : The air force of the Netherlands, also Koninklijke Luchtmacht
- Royal Norwegian Air Force : Norway's air force, also Luftforsvaret
- Royal Saudi Air Force : Lavishly equipped and with some combat experience from the Gulf War, the air force of Saudi Arabia
- Russian Air Force : English for Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii, the now-combined air arms of the Russian Federation
- United States Air Force : One of the uniformed services of the United States, with principal responsibility for land-based long-range and high-performance aircraft, as well as land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
- United States Army Aviation : Helicopter, light fixed-wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles intended to be under the direct control of, and immediately responsive to, ground commanders
- United States Marine Aviation : Primarily the helicopter, STOVL and tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, but also larger fixed-wing aircraft, including fighter-bombers and tankers, intended to support independent Marine operations; Marine doctrine is that their organic aviation replaces well-supplied Army artillery and other heavy support resources such as Air Force operations from large bases
- United States Naval Aviation : The personnel and equipment of the United States Navy, assigned to prepare for, or conduct, flight in support of naval operations, using carrier-capable and shore-based fixed-wing aircraft as well as helicopters
- Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii : The Russian Air Force, now a single organization as opposed to the multiple flying and missile services of the Soviet era
- Air refueling : Transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while both are in flight.
- Airborne Warning and Control System : An airplane that carries early warning radars, possibly weapons control radars, and communications to link it with combat aircraft and ground facilities. It may have an onboard battle staff, or link to a staff on the ground.
- Bomber aircraft : Airplanes optimized to deliver weapons to surface targets, rather than to fight other airplanes.
- C3I-ISR : Command, control, communications and intelligence, combined with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
- Fighter aircraft : Airplanes that have a principal mission of destroying other airplanes in flight, often with a secondary capability to attack ground targets
- Maritime patrol aircraft : Very long range, usually land-based, aircraft optimized for sea surveillance, originally principally for anti-submarine warfare but often with anti-surface warfare capabilities; newer types also have land and littoral surveillance roles
- Transport aircraft : Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, or tilt-rotor aircraft whose primary role is moving people or cargo; they may be armed for self-protection