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TACAN

TACAN

noun, often attributive \ˈta-ˌkan\

Definition of TACAN

:  a system of navigation that uses ultrahigh frequency signals to determine the distance and bearing of an aircraft from a transmitting station

Origin of TACAN

tactical air navigation
First Known Use: 1955

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