Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR)

Beginning in 2004, Rockwell Collins made a smaller handheld military GPS receiver. The Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), pronounced “dagger,” integrates a map graphic with two channels of GPS signals coded specifically for the military and map graphics. Predecessor receivers showed only words and numbers.

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The DAGR was an improvement on the PLGR, providing map data in a lighter hand-held device.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
JN2012-1322
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The DAGR was an improvement on the PLGR, providing map data in a lighter hand-held device.