'MicroDAGR' GPS receiver, 2012

Made:
2012 in Unknown place
maker:
Rockwell Collins

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Micro Defence Advanced GPS Receiver (MicroDAGR), made by Rockwell Collins, 2012. Since its first major use during
Science Museum, London|Rockwell Collins UK Limited
Science Museum, London|Rockwell Collins UK Limited

Micro Defence Advanced GPS Receiver (MicroDAGR), made by Rockwell Collins, 2012. Since its first major use during
Science Museum, London| Rockwell Collins UK Limited
Science Museum, London| Rockwell Collins UK Limited

Micro Defence Advanced GPS Receiver (MicroDAGR), made by Rockwell Collins, 2012.

Since its first major use during the First Gulf War, 1990-91, GPS (Global Positioning System) technology has become vitally important tool for military forces. It is used in anything that requires accurate positioning, from weapons targeting to locating emergency bridges. The MicroDAGR is part of the next generation of GPS navigation equipment. It is handheld, with a colour touch screen, built in maps as well as anti-jamming technology. These receivers have been used by NATO forces since 2012.

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Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
2014-77
type:
gps receiver
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • navigational instrument
credit:
Donated by Rockwell Collins UK Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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