Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS)

MGPTS incorporates the latest tension tent design and manufacturing technologies to provide the military with a multi-purpose weatherproof shelter for any operating environment. And, the performance specifications established for the MGPTS are some of the most stringent wind/rain/snow loading criteria to be applied to any military tent system.

MGPTS - MSS Defence

MSS Defence

Dutch company MSS DEFENCE, based in Maasdijk, is a reliable solution provider. It boasts a solid domestic presence and an international clientele. Known for its innovative products, MSS DEFENCE has a wide reach. We work in various defence and law enforcement areas.

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Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS)

The 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.

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.

Specifications (variations)

*See downloadable specifications document 

Set up

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

Operating Environment

Humidity: Is not affected by ambient humidity between zero and 100% relative humidity
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
Wind load: Can be assembled in winds of 25 mph (40.23 km/h), and, when fully erected, withstands a steady wind of 55 mph (88.51 km/h) for 30 minutes and wind gusts of 65 mph (104.61 km/h) in three second durations from any direction
Snow Load: Passes snow load test of 10 lbs. (4.54 kg) per square foot for 12 hours
Sunlight: Withstands exposure to direct sunlight for 18 months and tolerates temperatures up to 160? F (71? C)

Packaged Size

  • No parts longer than 96" (243.84cm) when configured for transport
  • Fits into an ISO container (90" x 90" x 234") / (228.6cm x 228.6cm x 594.36cm)
  • Fits into TRICON container (90" x 90" x 72") / (228.6cm x 228.6cm x 182.88cm)
  • Fits on standard pallet (84" x 104" x 96") / (213.36cm x 264.16cm x 243.84cm)


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


  • 2nd generation vinyl-coated polyester fabric
  • Modular: Extendible in 18' (5.49m) increments
  • 7' (2.13m) eave height for added work space
  • Leak-proof RF welded seams
  • Light-color interior for added visibility
  • Same erect / strike produce for any size tent
  • Windows and screens built into tent wall
  • Lightweight aluminum frame system
  • Frame support system for clear internal space
  • Modular fabric sections
  • Blockout capable
  • Liner and floor system available
MGPTS - MSS Defence
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