Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS)

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The Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS) is a large, modular, pole supported tent that provides versatile, usable space. All sizes are 18 feet wide and 7 feet high at the top of the sidewall. They can be extended in 18 foot increments by adding intermediate modules. The MGPTS utilizes the concept of a tensioned fabric roof to create a structure that distributes wind, rain and snow loads from the fabric directly to the support system. Tensioned fabric structures distribute loads more efficiently with lighter support systems than comparable non-tensioned fabric tents. The use of interchangeable components between different tents provides for great flexibility and site appropriate assembly.

The current contract includes an internal "Y" pole supported frame system. An external frame will be available soon and an internal frame (clear architecture) is in testing.

Visual Display
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Technical Specifications

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Also Available
Command Post
     Specifications: Small Medium Large  
     Floor Area: 324 sq. ft. 648 sq. ft. 972 sq. ft. 486 sq. ft.
     Eave Height: 7 ft. 7 ft. 7 ft. 7 ft.
     Interior Volume: 2268 cu. ft. 4536 cu. ft. 6804 cu. ft. 3402 cu. ft.
     Weight (tent, poles, stakes, wrappers): 432 lbs. 736 lbs. 1027 lbs. 685 lbs.
     Length: 18 ft. 36 ft. 54 ft. 27 ft.
     Height: 11 ft. 5 in. 11 ft. 5 in. 11 ft. 5 in. 11 ft. 5 in.
     Minimum Eave Width: 18 ft. 18 ft. 18 ft. 18 ft.
     ** Field Expedient Repair Kit Available on all Sizes


All components including fabric, support system, stakes and transport covers are operable and interchangeable with all other MGPTS and interface with standard military shipping equipment, heaters and environmental control ducts. Compatible with the standard Army camouflage net system, without the use of ladders or vehicles for installation.

Set Up/Strike

       Small Medium Large
     Crew 4 soldiers 4 soldiers 6 soldiers
     Time 27 minutes
set up / strike
36 minutes
set up / strike
67 minutes set up
45 minutes strike
     Aids -- Does not require ladders, vehicles or tools (except for stake installation)

Operating Environment

     Rain - Will not pool water and will withstand a minimum of one inch per hour for a period of three hours and wind blown rain at horizontal wind speeds of 35 mph
     Humidity - Is not affected by ambient humidity between 0 and 100% relative humidity
     Wind Load - Can be assembled in winds of 25 mph, when fully erected withstands a steady wind of 55 mph for 30 minutes and wind gusts of 65 mph in three second durations from any direction
     Snow Load - Passes test load of 10 lbs. per square foot for 12 hours
     Sunlight - Withstands exposure to direct sunlight for 18 months and tolerates temperatures up to 160°F

Packaged Size

No parts longer than 96 inches when configured for transport and fits into an ISO container (90" x 90" x 234"), into a TRICON container (90" x 90" x 72") or on a pallet (84" x 104" x 96")


The MGPTS blends into the infrared environment -- it will not absorb radiation nor allow a silhouette to be detected in the infrared spectrum