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SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT GPS RECEIVER (SLGR)

6,000 SLGRs were procured during the early 1990s to satisfy immediate and urgent demands for a miniaturized version of the Manpack. The sets procured using NDI procedures were commercially available 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-channel receivers which operated using only the Standard Positioning Service (SPS) signal (they cannot decode the Precise Positioning Service (PPS) signal which provides enhanced protection and accuracy for authorized users). Their small size, limited battery drain, and low cost (at the expense of PPS-accuracy) were highly desirable to satisfy the urgent needs of mobile military units. Selective Availability was turned off for this operation. Their availability for use in Desert Storm made a major contribution to US/UN Forces’ operations and proved the value of GPS in supporting modern warfare. The SLGR was manufactured by Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, CA.

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