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A VORTAC
VORTAC
is a navigational aid for aircraft pilots consisting of a co-located VHF omnidirectional range
VHF omnidirectional range
(VOR) beacon and a tactical air navigation system (TACAN) beacon. Both types of beacons provide pilots azimuth information, but the VOR system is generally used by civil aircraft and the TACAN
TACAN
system by military aircraft. However, the TACAN distance measuring equipment is also used for civil purposes because civil DME equipment is built to match the military DME specifications. Most VOR installations in the United States
United States
are VORTACs. The system was designed and developed by Cardion Corp. (RDT&E contract was awarded 28 December 1981).[1] See Also[edit]

TACAN

References[edit]

^ Department of Defense appropriations for 1983, pt. 2, p. 460.

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