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AN/SPN-35C Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar
AN/SPN-43 Marshalling Air Traffic Control Radar
MK 23 Target Acquisition System (TAS)

Lloyd Austin

Lloyd James Austin III (born August 8, 1953) is an American retired United States Army four-star general who served as the 12th commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin was the first black commander of CENTCOM. Before CENTCOM, Austin was the 33rd vice chief of staff of the United States Army from January 31, 2012, to March 22, 2013, and…

United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense, search & rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters)…

T-7A Red Hawk

The T-7A Red Hawk is the new advanced pilot training system for the U.S. Air Force that will train the next generation of pilots for decades to come. Building off the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the T-7A Red Hawk pays tribute to the legends of the past and the heroes of the future. An…

Bell 360 Invictus

The Bell 360 Invictus is a proposed helicopter design intended to meet the US Army requirement for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA). It is based on the Bell 525 Relentless. Design Scott C. Donnelly, CEO of Textron, has said in April 2019 that the 360 will be based on the 525. The design was unveiled on 1 October 2019, showing a two seat tandem cockpit,…

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. The aircraft is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions,…

AN/UPX-24 Identification Friend Foe

Northrop Grumman’s Interrogator Set AN/UPX-24(V) is the core Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) processor of the shipboard Interrogator System AN/UPX-29(V), a technologically sophisticated cooperative Identification system for naval shipboard use. The AN/UPX-24(V) identifies aircraft and surface platforms equipped with Selective Identification Feature (SIF) Modes 1, 2, 3A, and C, and provides secure, positive identification of…

AN/URN-25 Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN)

The Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) System is a line-of-sight, beacon-type, air navigation aid that provides slant range, bearing, and identification information to TACAN-equipped aircraft in determining the aircraft’s position relative to ownship. The TACAN system consists of the TACAN Transponder Group AN/URN-25 which operates in conjunction with a solid-state, electronically-scanned, Shipboard TACAN Antenna Group OE-273A(V)/URN,…

AN/SPN-35C Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar

The AN/SPN-35C Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar Set is a Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS) deployed on the Landing Helicopter (LH) type ships to provide mode III localizer and glide slope guidance to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. The radar set is used in conjunction with a Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing, Optical Landing System and the…

AN/SPN-43 Marshalling Air Traffic Control Radar

The AN/SPN-43 is the Navy’s marshalling air traffic control (ATC) radar system used on all aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships for vectoring aircraft into final approach. The AN/SPN-43C is a two-dimensional, air traffic control, air-surveillance radar system that provides for simultaneous control and identification of aircraft within ownship area of responsibility. The AN/SPN-43C has…

MK 23 Target Acquisition System (TAS)

The Target Acquisition System (TAS) Mk 23 is a detection, tracking, identification, threat evaluation, and weapon assignment system designed especially for use against high-speed, small cross-section targets which approach the ship either from over-the-horizon at very low altitudes or from very high altitudes at near vertical angles. The TAS integrates a medium-range, two-dimensional, air-search radar…

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