DVD 2018: Spectra exhibit their revolutionary SlingShot communications equipment


Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, world leading provider of high-grade information security and communication capabilities, is at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) event taking place on 19-20 September 2018 at Millbrook to showcase their revolutionary SlingShot communications system. Working in collaboration with Jankel, SlingShot is on display in a number of configurations, mounted in Jankel military and civilian vehicles.


DVD 2018 Spectra exhibit their revolutionary SlingShot communications equipment
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) (Picture source: Spectra)


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.

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.”


 

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