Tactical Radio Systems for Special Forces

Spectra Group reports increased orders for its SlingShot tactical radio system from NATO countries.

21 May 2019



Spectra Group has secured over 3,500 orders globally for its SlingShot tactical radio system, which provides increased range, communications on the move, flexibility and interoperability. 

The system is used by more than 20 different organisations, in mostly NATO countries, and was selected to participate in the US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) by the US Department of Defense. 

SlingShot will be showcased at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) May 20–23 in Tampa Florida.

Spectra Group were recently announced as a winner of the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category for SlingShot and are proud to be part of the DIT DSO UK Pavilion which will also host 11 other companies from the UK.

Designed to meet demanding Special Forces requirements, Spectra’s SlingShot system is a low size, weight and power (SWaP) system that enables existing UHF and VHF tactical radios to extend their reach into the realm of Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Communications on the Move (COTM). By utilising Inmarsat’s commercial L-band Tactical Satellite service (L-TAC), SlingShot allows a tactical net to be created over thousands of kilometres to deliver a comprehensive range of tactical and operational network capabilities

In Oct 2018, following contract successes in North America, Spectra Group established new offices in Fairfax County. Its permanent presence in the US enables closer support for existing partners in North America, as well as dedicated product and service support directly to the end-user. 

Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group (UK) Ltd said: “We’re receiving significant amounts of interest in our products and services across North America and also from around the globe so our attendance at SOFIC 2019 is another fantastic opportunity to meet customers old and new in the SF arena.”