Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR)

The handheld Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR), popularly known as the “Plugger,” replaced the Manpack in 1993. These units were similar to civilian receivers of the time but used higher-precision GPS signals.

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The PLGR was smaller and lighter than the older Manpack GPS receiver.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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The PLGR was smaller and lighter than the older Manpack GPS receiver.