Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)

An Ultra-High Frequency electronic rho-theta air navigation aid which provides suitably equipped aircraft a continuous indication of bearing and distance to the TACAN station. (PCG definition).

An electronic navigation system used by military aircraft, providing both distance and direction information. (PHAK definition).

Source: PCG, Pilot Handbook of Aeronatical Knowledge


Refer to:

  • AIM