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SPECTRA To Exhibit Slingshot Comms At DVD 2018

Close-up of the standard SlingShot omnidirectional antenna which is used to communicate via Inmarsat across or between countries or continents [Image © Spectra Group]

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd will be at Defence Vehicle Dynamics next week to showcase their revolutionary SlingShot communications system.

 

Press Release: Working in collaboration with Jankel, SlingShot will be on display in a number of configurations mounted in Jankel specialist military and civilian vehicles on stand number OR-12 at DVD, being held at Millbrook Proving Ground on 19/20th September.

 

SlingShot is a unique system that enables UHF and VHF radios to work on L-Band Satellite frequency, allowing users to instantly extend the range of their communications equipment to BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight). Conceived and designed to meet demanding Special Forces requirements, SlingShot also offers a significant number of benefits for conventional and land forces requiring secure, reliable and robust Communications On The Move (COTM). Over 3000 SlingShot systems are in operation world-wide, used by 18 different organisations, including several NATO countries, as Manpack, Vehicle, Maritime and Aviation fits.

 

SlingShot will be displayed on various Jankel vehicles including the FOX RRV, seen here at EUROSATORY [© Bob Morrison]

In addition to voice, SlingShot enables low latency data capability, supporting mission-critical applications such as artillery fire missions, situational awareness and biometric analysis. With reduced cost compared to traditional TACSAT, increased channel availability, and almost no increase in the training requirement, SlingShot is redefining tactical communications. Spectra has strategic relationships with both Inmarsat, whose L-TAC service uses SlingShot, and Airbus, which brands SlingShot as TREx services.

 

At DVD, the military UHF variant of Spectra’s SlingShot will be exhibited on the Jankel FOX RRV-x, with a standard magmount antenna. The civilian, commercial VHF variant with discrete, low-profile antennas, will be mounted on Jankel’s Toyota-based Civilian Armoured Vehicle (CAV) Land Cruiser 200.

 

Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group said: “Spectra is delighted to be exhibiting SlingShot in collaboration with Jankel. This will allow us to highlight both the military and low-profile variants that will be of interest to any organisations or units that require BLOS COTM capability without drawing attention to their vehicles.”

The SlingShot Walk-on system can be coupled with specialised omnidirectional antenna – from top, Maritime, Aviation, Vehicles and Vehicles Low-Profile [Image © Spectra Group]

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