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Landing with precision

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  • By Airman 1st Class Luis E. Rios Calderon
  • 18th Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and 18th Operations Support Squadron work alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen to assemble a Transportable Transponder Landing System with assistance of the Advance Navigation and Positioning Corp. at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2023. The TTLS allows for precision landing on terrain where Instrument landing systems installation isn’t readily available by using ground-based sensors to determine an aircraft’s position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis E. Rios Calderon)