TACAN


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Tacan

(ˈtækən)
n
(Navigation) an electronic ultrahigh-frequency navigation system for aircraft which gives a continuous indication of bearing and distance from a transmitting station
[C20: tac(tical) a(ir) n(avigation)]

TACAN

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.
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All my meetings have confirmed the fact that there is political will and I am glad to know it," Tacan said Thursday at the news conference he held together with Macedonian foreign policy chief Nikola Dimitrov.
The MIDS-JTRS which has been developed by Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint BAE Systems/ Rockwell Collins initiative, will carry TACAN and optional VHF (Very High Frequency/30-300MHz) and UHF communications.
Michael Ott, the navigational aids chief for Marine Air Control Squadron 4 (MACS-4), Detachment Alpha, has found a way to power the system using items that were either found in the trash or old equipment that was reconfigured so that the TACAN could run off of solar power.
It was during this juncture that Tacan tried to allay the safety fears of the passengers by saying that his life was more important than theirs.
We were talking to the CICO to let him know we still did not have a working TACAN and that it may be an issue with the ship.
Tacan said the community has established five areas of jurisdiction on which to focus and write its own laws: health, children and family services, education, economic development, and lands.
The air-to-air TACAN was not usable because flight lead had the field TACAN tuned in to back up his straight-in approach.
They determined the panel had been ordered against a TACAN gripe on an "up" MAF.
"To go counterclockwise, I had to cross over a 6-foot ladder leading to the tactical air navigation (TACAN) system.
As the flight lead steadied up to the northeast, he noted that his air-to-air TACAN showed the separation from his wingman was five miles and opening.
(Stans, Switzerland) to provide its Tactical Airborne Navigation System (TACAN) for the PC-9M turboprop advanced trainer (pictured here).
niman, recorded in the OED under the headword nim, and its synonym tacan, an Early Middle English borrowing from Scandinavian.