On Monday Spectra Group Ltd, a world leading solutions provider of high grade information security and communication capabilities, announced that in the 12 months since SOFIC last year, nearly 1,000 SlingShot systems have been ordered from specialist end-users across four continents. This takes the total number of systems shipped to over the 3,000 mark, further endorsing Spectra’s position in the Tactical SATCOM market place.
Spectra’s SlingShot is a low SWaP system that enables in-service U/VHF tactical radios to utilise Inmarsat’s commercial satellite network for BLOS COTM. Including omnidirectional antenna for the man, vehicle, maritime and aviation platforms, the tactical net can broadcast over thousands miles between forward units and a rear HQ, no matter how or where the deployment. In addition to C2 voice, the system enables data capability supporting mission critical applications such as; artillery fire missions, GPS tracking and biometric analysis. With reduced cost compared to traditional TACSAT, increased channel availability and almost no increase in the training burden, SlingShot is redefining tactical communications, according to the company. Spectra has strategic relationships with both Inmarsat, whose L-TAC service uses SlingShot and Airbus, which brands SlingShot as TREx services.
This milestone announcement coincides with the SOFIC 2018 exhibition taking place in Tampa, Florida, this week. At SOFIC 2018, Spectra’s partners, ComSat, is showcasing SlingShot on their stand (booth #225) and live demonstrations are taking place outside by appointment, at the Satcom Direct RV.
Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group (UK) Ltd said: “This order intake milestone is one we’re very proud of and proves, again, that SlingShot is fast becoming the system of choice for use by the world’s finest specialist users. We’re receiving significant amounts of interest in our products and services from around the globe so our attendance at SOFIC 2018 is another fantastic opportunity to meet people and explain the advantages of our systems. My team will be at the event so please do make contact by visiting the ComSat stand.”