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Spectra Group announces significant order intake milestone at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa

May 20, 2018

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, a world leading solutions provider of high grade information security and communication capabilities, has today announced that in the 12 months since SOFIC last year, nearly 1000 SlingShot systems have been ordered from specialist end-users across 4 continents. This takes the total number of systems shipped to over the 3000 mark, further endorsing Spectra’s dominant position in the Tactical SATCOM market place.

Spectra’s SlingShot is a unique 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 1000s 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. 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, 21-24 May. At SOFIC 2018, Spectra’s partners, ComSat, will be showcasing SlingShot on their stand (Booth 225) and Spectra representatives will also be on hand to provide further information, if required. Live demonstrations will also be 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” He added: “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”.

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May 18, 2018

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Arnold Defense displays FLETCHER on a Polaris DAGOR® at SOFIC 2018

May 18, 2018

 

Tampa, Florida, USA – May 17, 2018: Arnold Defense, the St Louis based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is showing a concept named the “FLETCHER” 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System at SOFIC, at the Tampa Convention Center, Florida, from May 21-24, 2018. The FLETCHER system can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as base defense platforms. The FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher System can be seen at SOFIC on the BAE Systems booth SD33, where it is displayed on a Polaris DAGOR® ultra-light tactical vehicle for the very first time.

The FLETCHER concept is supported by a team of global defense industry companies collaborating under Arnold’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise. Working together, the team is able to provide a full-system approach to FLETCHER ranging from design, validation, testing, manufacture and full system integration in a variety of ground-to-ground engagement scenarios.

FLETCHER is a unique design that allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment in support of combat operations. FLETCHER employs an existing suite of guidance modules, rockets and warheads which are already used in well-known programs and are readily available to global forces. Working in-concert with world-class designation equipment, FLETCHER is a fully integrated weapon system that can engage targets at ranges up to 5 kilometers giving land forces capability that previously required the deployment of air assets.

Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “Since launching FLETCHER in London, UK, last September, we have been showing it all around the world where it is garnering significant interest, especially from special operations military units. Our rocket launchers are already well-established on airborne platforms internationally. Transitioning onto the land (on both vehicular and dismounted roles) and also into marine environments, with FLETCHER, is a natural progression for us and will provide these forces with a completely new capability.” He added: “FLETCHER is a very exciting new development for Arnold Defense and our team partners. We’re expecting to have the FLETCHER system ready for sale towards the end of 2018”.

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Spectra Group CEO, Simon Davies nominated as a finalist in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2018

May 16, 2018

Spectra Group’s CEO, Simon Davies, has been nominated as a finalist in the “Innovator of the Year” category at the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, taking place on 17 May 2018.

The British Ex-Forces in Business Awards is the largest celebration and recognition of ex-military personnel in the UK workforce and the employers that support current and former members of the British Armed Forces. The high-profile ceremony not only gathers hundreds of business leaders to reveal and honour the winners, but also brings together top companies, key military personnel, politicians, journalists and other stakeholders. Together, the event raises awareness of resettlement issues and promotes further dialogue around the importance of ex-forces employment initiatives and promotes the significant value that military-gained skills, if better utilised in the UK workforce, can provide to the British economy.

Presenting the awards at London’s prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms on 17 May will be talkRadio morning show host Julia Hartley-Brewer. The event also welcomes bestselling author and SAS veteran Andy McNab as a guest speaker and other prominent figures such as General Sir Mike Jackson and Simon Weston CBE. Entertainment will be provided by the Military Wives Choir.

Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group said: “I’m honoured to have been nominated as a finalist in these awards. I’m very proud of my military service but I’m equally as proud of what we have achieved here at Spectra Group since I left the Armed Forces. To be recognised for that is a personal honour but it also very much reflects on my team here at Spectra Group”. He added: “we find it highly beneficial to offer the well-trusted skillsets delivered by ex-forces personal when tailoring products and services for those operating in high-risk customer environments, such as cyber security and military”.

Arnold Defense introduces FLETCHER to the Middle East defense market at SOFEX

May 8, 2018

 

Amman, Jordan – May 8, 2018: Arnold Defense, the St Louis based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is unveiling a concept named the “FLETCHER” 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System at SOFEX, taking place in Amman, Jordan from May 8-10, 2018. The FLETCHER system can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as, potentially, marine and littoral platforms. The FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher System can be seen at SOFEX on the Oshkosh Defense stand A609, where it is displayed on an Oshkosh Defense® Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) for the very first time.

The FLETCHER concept is supported by a team of global defense industry collaborating under Arnold’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise. Working together, the team is able to provide a full-system approach to FLETCHER ranging from design, validation, testing, manufacture and full system integration on a variety of land and maritime applications.

Traditionally, 2.75-inch rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by both fixed and rotary wing aviation assets. The team has turned this concept on its head with the advancement of laser guided rocket technology to meet the modern demands of land-based, vehicle mounted and dismounted asymmetric warfare, for special and conventional forces.

FLETCHER is a unique design that allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment in support of combat operations. FLETCHER employs an existing suite of guidance modules, rockets and warheads which are already used in well-known programs and are readily available to global forces. Working in-concert with world-class designation equipment, FLETCHER is a fully integrated weapon system that can engage targets at ranges up to 3.1 miles, giving land forces capability that previously required the deployment of air assets.

Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “FLETCHER is a very exciting new development for Arnold Defense and our team partners. Our rocket launchers are already well-established on airborne platforms internationally. Transitioning onto the land (on both vehicular and dismounted roles) and also into marine environments, with FLETCHER, is a natural progression for us and will provide these forces with a completely new capability.” He added: “We’re expecting to have the FLETCHER system ready for sale towards the end of 2018”.

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