US army MGPTS Modular general purpose system Medium Tent
The diverse mission of the army requires a weatherproof multipurpose shelter for both military operations and civilian. The Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS) incorporates the latest design and manufacturing technologies to provide a multipurpose weatherproof shelter for any environment.
The MGPTS is a pole supported, modular, and more habitable replacement for the current GP small tents. It utilizes tensioned fabric to create a structure which distributes wind, rain and snow loads from the fabric directly to the support system. Because of this design, the MGPTS distributes loads more efficiently with lighter support systems than conventional GP tents. It can serve as a billeting, command and control, unit supply, or field service shelter.
The medium MGPTS is 5 m wide, 11 m long, weighs 360 kg, and has 648 square feet of floor space. It can be setup in 36 minutes by 4 people. This system requires an area space being at least 52 feet long, 34 feet wide, and 12 feet high for tent setup. The medium MGPTS can be extended indefinitely by adding 18 foot intermediate sections.