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Tacan Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) An ultrahigh frequency electronic air navigation system, able to provide continuous bearing and slant range to a selected station. The term is derived from tactical air navigation.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
tactical air navigation
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
NATO Acronyms
Tactical Air Navigation (System)
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Tactical Air Navigation (military aviation)
Tacan Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Tactical Air Navigation (Military Avionics)
Aviation - English -
Tactical Air Navigation;
UHF Tactical Air Navigation
Aircraft Maintenance Acronymns
Tactical Airborne Navigation
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
Tactical Air Navigation
Tacan Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A tactical air navigation system, commonly referred to by the acronym TACAN, is a navigation system used by military aircraft. It provides the user with bearing and distance (slant-range) to a ground or ship-borne station. It is a more accurate version of the VOR/DME system that provides bearing and range information for civil aviation. The DME portion of the TACAN system is available for civil use; at VORTAC facilities where a VOR is d with a TACAN, civil aircraft can receive VOR/DME readings. Aircraft equipped with TACAN avionics can use this system for en route navigation as well as non-precision approaches to landing fields. The space shuttle is one such vehicle that was designed to use TACAN navigation but later upgraded with GPS as a replacement.

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