Spectra Group, a specialist supplier of safe voice, information and satellite tv for pc communications methods, is celebrating having delivered over 7000 of the award-winning SlingShot satellite tv for pc communications methods to common and specialist forces globally which coincides with their twentieth Anniversary and DVD. DVD is going down 21-22 September 2022 at Millbrook, England and Spectra Group’s SlingShot will likely be on show on the Mercedes-Benz stand (within the off-road space) fitted to a Jankel LTTV to exhibit this totally built-in satellite tv for pc communications functionality. Since its launch on the Army Satellite tv for pc Convention in London in November 2014, there at the moment are over 7000 SlingShot methods both offered or leased, in operation with specialist or common forces in over 24 nations globally.

Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group stated: “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 places. 7000 models is a major milestone and significantly pleasing on this our twentieth anniversary yr. It additionally demonstrates that SlingShot is proving to be a battle-winning functionality and a part of its success is the actual 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.”


Spectra Group’s SlingShot fitted to Jankel Mild Tactical Transport Car (LTTV). (Photograph by Spectra)

SlingShot has supplied tons of of hundreds of hours of safe satellite tv for pc communications and information for contemporary armies and safety forces utilizing their very own in-service radios thereby minimising the associated fee and coaching burden. Winner of the Queen’s Award for Innovation, the SlingShot system will not be solely low in dimension, weight and energy however revolutionary as a result of it may be built-in with present in-service UHF and VHF tactical communications methods to increase their vary from 30km to 1000(+) km thus offering true Past Line of Sight (BLOS) and Communications on the Transfer (COTM), in all situations from one system.

Designed by, and to be used with specialist forces, Slingshot is ideal for missions the place troops are deployed with minimal logistical assist, in distant places 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 radio, deployed troops immediately achieve strategic communications that might in any other case not be out there with no important communications infrastructure. Along with the sturdy BLOS voice functionality, SlingShot additionally has adequate bandwidth to hold important information to assist important functions corresponding to: situational consciousness instruments; GPS monitoring; reporting and different information 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) somewhat than having to be static, as skilled with conventional TACSAT methods.