The AN/TRN-41 is a portable, lightweight, air droppable, unmanned Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) designed to provide bearing, facility identification, and distance information. The TACAN transmits continuous bearing information to an unlimited number of aircraft and provides slant range distance information. Due to the UHF carrier, the transmitted information is limited to LOS use only with a range of 75 NM. Actual system coverage and reception depends upon deployed location. This TACAN does not possess external monitoring device as required by AFMAN 11-225; therefore, it is not certifiable for IFR use.
Three trained personnel should have the system operational in 4 hours. The TACAN must be transmitting identification and at least 100W of power prior to declaring the system operational.
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