tactical air navigation system


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tactical air navigation system

[′tak·tə·kəl ′er ‚nav·ə′gā·shən ‚sis·təm]
(navigation)
Short-range ultra-high-frequency air navigation system that provides accurate slant-range distance and bearing information; this information is presented to the pilot in two dimensions, that is, distance and bearing from a selected ground station. Also known as Tacan.
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