Spectra Group, a specialist supplier of safe voice, knowledge and satellite tv for pc communications programs, is asserting on the Affiliation of the USA Military (AUSA) exhibition – the biggest Land Warfare tradeshow in North America going down in Washington DC, 10-12 October 2022 – that there are actually over 4000 of their SlingShot satellite tv for pc communication programs in operation with US Particular Operations Forces. This announcement follows on from their latest celebration of over 7000 SlingShot programs in operation with each specialist and common forces world-wide. The Spectra Group workforce shall be out there at AUSA to debate their product capabilities.

Since its launch on the Army Satellite tv for pc Convention in London in November 2014, there are actually over 7000 SlingShot programs both bought or leased, in operation with specialist and common forces in over 24 international locations globally. The small and light-weight SlingShot system has confirmed to be massively in style with the USA Particular Operations Forces and Intelligence Communities. The system acquired security accreditation from the US Military Take a look at and Analysis Command for US Military Expeditionary Warrior Experiments and has been really helpful by Battle Labs for its continued deployment. Spectra Group are actually poised to assist the US Army to leverage all the important thing benefits of SlingShot, designed for specialist forces, to rework common forces tactical communications capabilities all through the broader US Army on land, sea and air.


Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group mentioned: “We’re very pleased with the Slingshot system and the way profitable it has been in fixing the communications challenges confronted by each specialist and common forces when deployed everywhere in the world in austere areas. 7000 items globally and 4000 within the US is a big milestone. In Europe, SlingShot is now proving to be a battle-winning functionality for normal forces and a part of its success is the very fact it’s genuinely “plug and play” changing any in-service tactical radio system right into a BLOS and COTM satellite tv for pc communications system with minimal coaching. We are actually poised to assist broaden this functionality from specialist to common forces for the US Army”

Slingshot is ideal for missions the place troops are deployed with minimal logistical help, in distant areas and have restricted transport capability. By integrating the SlingShot system with Inmarsat’s L-TAC satellite tv for pc service, and hooked up to an in-service VHF or UHF radio, deployed troops immediately achieve strategic communications over 1000s of miles that will in any other case not be out there with out a important communications infrastructure. Along with the sturdy Past Line of Sight (BLOS) voice functionality, SlingShot additionally has ample bandwidth to hold vital knowledge to help important purposes comparable to: situational consciousness instruments; GPS monitoring; reporting and different knowledge messaging with out the requirement for ground-based line-of-sight re-broadcasting structure. Lastly, the Slingshot omni-directional antennas present manpack, land, sea and air platforms with real-time Comms on the Transfer (COTM) relatively than having to be static, as skilled with conventional TACSAT programs.

SlingShot’s omni-directional antenna and low energy requirement uniquely permits BLOS and COTM on all platforms; tremendously bettering C2 for border safety operations. (Photograph by Spectra Group)