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Collins Aerospace to make TACAN units

6th May 2021 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AN/ARN-153(V) TACAN. (Photo: Collins Aerospace)

The AN/ARN-153(V) Tactical Air Navigation system supports four modes of operation.

Raytheon Technologies subsidiary Collins Aerospace has received a $12.02 million sole-source, five-year contract from Defense Logistics Agency Aviation to produce AN/ARN-153(V) Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) receiver transmitters.

The AN/ARN-153(V) supports four modes of operation: receive mode, transmit/receive mode, air-to-air receive mode and air-to-air transmit-receive mode.

The unit is capable of supporting the operational requirements of high-performance aircraft in a lightweight compact design. When used in conjunction with the optional 938Y-1 rotating antenna and a control unit, the system also provides bearing to an air-to-air TACAN that is transmitting an unmodulated squitter and bearing to Distance Measuring Equipment-only ground stations.

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