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LOW POWER TACAN IDEAL FOR GROUND,


NAVAL AND MOBILE SOLUTIONS
More than 350 operational references worldwide
Low power 1kW TACAN adapted to ground, naval and mobile solutions with a 100NM coverage
Extremely high system reliability thanks to full redundancy and low repair time
Simple maintenance and low life cycle costs
Fully solid-state microprocessor controlled dual beacon equipment
Supporting civil air navigation with its integrated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) functionality

AEROSPACE

TACAN 551
Tactical Air Navigation System

AEROSPACE

TACAN 551

Tactical Air Navigation System

CHARACTERISTICS

SAFETY

H
 ighest accuracy and stability through the closed
loop control of reply delay
H
 igh reliability:
- Mean Time Between Failures of over 8,000 hours
- Mean Time To Repair of less than 30 min

OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS

1
 kW TACAN providing a reliable signal in ground
applications, for mobile systems and naval solutions
Operative range of over 100 NM
KEY FEATURES

EASE OF MAINTENANCE

D
 ual monitoring system
O
 utput power superior to 1kWp
H
 igh capacity system managing over 200 aircraft
interrogators simultaneously
H
 igh versatility:
- Compact single 19 cabinet
- Operation in demand mode, DME-only mode
or reduced power mode
- Easily interfaced with Thaless high performance
ELTA 200 antenna and the 454 antenna
for naval and mobile applications, as well as
all types of TACAN antennas
- Easy collocation with all types of VOR equipment
- Fixed, mobile and naval applications
F ully compliant with STANAG 5034, MIL-STD-291C
as well as ICAO Annex 10 and EUROCAE Ed 57

HIGH PERFORMANCE,
ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED
TACAN ANTENNA ELTA

AUSTRALIA

FRANCE

GERMANY

ITALY

UNITED KINGDOM

USA

Thales Australia Limited


The Thales Australia Centre
WTC Northbank Wharf
Melbourne, VIC 3005
Tel. +61 (0)3 8630 4000

Thales Air Systems SAS


3, avenue Charles Lindbergh
BP 20351
94628 Rungis cedex
Tel. +33 (0)1 79 61 40 00

Thales Electronic Systems GmbH


Lilienthalstrasse 2
70825 Korntal-Mnichingen
Tel. +49 (0)7 11 86 03 20

Thales Italia S.p.A.


Via E. Mattei, No.1
20064 Gorgonzola (MI)
Tel. +39 02 950 951

Thales ATM Limited


Minerva building, Manor Royal
Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9HA
Tel. +44 208 391 6277

Thales ATM
10950 El Monte Street,
Suite 110
Overland Park, KS 66211
Tel. +1 913 422 2600

Thales - 12/12 - Technical characteristics are given for information and are subject to change without prior notice.

LIGHTWEIGHT,
ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED
TACAN ANTENNA 454

Q
 uick LRU fault identification with the automatic
BITE and diagnostics function
Programmed routine checks automatically performed
Automatic data recording and transmission
Remote control, monitoring
and maintenance operations available via
a standard PC