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Tactical air navigation system (Dcnsybq)

Definition
A radio transmitter facility in the enroute electronic navigation system, transmitting a pulse train UHF modulated radio wave, utilized by compatible airborne receiver/interrogator equipment to derive bearing relative to the facility in terms of reference pulse/modulation coincidence and distance in terms of time delay between interrogation and receipt of reply. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Tacan
Broader Term
Aircraft navigational aids (Dcnsyb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Distance measuring equipment (Dcnsybd)
Landing aids (Dcnsybm)
Stabilized platforms (Dcnsybp)