The AN/SPN-42 is a computerized automatic carrier landing system (ACLS)
radar that provides precise control of aircraft during their final approach and
landing. The equipment can automatically acquire, control, and land a suitably
equipped aircraft on aircraft carriers under severe ship motion or weather
conditions. A new ACLS system coming to the fleet is the AN/SPN-46 Precision Approach and Landing System, which incorporates the latest technology, improving reliability and operability.
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