‘Trans-Pac’ GPS, global positioning system receiver, made by Trimble Navigation, California, United States, 1990-1991. Retrieved from helicopter shot down in the Gulf War, 1991. Marked P/N 14992-00, S/N 3016A00570. Patented 4, 754, 465
‘Trans-Pac’ GPS, global positioning system receiver, made by Trimble Navigation, California, United States, 1990-1991.
The Global Positioning System or GPS network is a space-based satellite navigation system owned, operated and maintained by the American government. Commercial sets like these were rushed into production during the first Gulf War due to a shortage of military GPS receivers. Used for the first time during the Gulf War, many GPS receivers weren't adapted for military use. In some cases, receivers were attached into vehicles with gaffa tap or wedged onto the dashboard. This GPS receiver was retrieved from a helicopter shot down during the first Gulf War.
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overall: 60 mm x 190 mm x 160 mm, 1.04 kg
- gps receiver
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- navigational instrument
- Donated by Trimple Navigation Europe Limited