Spectra Group appoints C5ISR Expert Simon Perrett MBE as Head of Research and Development

Spectra Group the specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems has announced the senior appointment of Simon Perrett MBE as their new Head of Research and Development.

Simon has a distinguished 39-year military career, 32 of which were spent planning, managing, and delivering C5ISR solutions and technical support to the Specialist user community, for which he was awarded the MBE in 2013. He has held several key appointments within that community, culminating as Commanding Officer of one of the units for the past 4 years. In this last role he reformed, built, and led a unique technical unit of engineers and scientists and military users to solve operational problems and deliver novel, battle-winning prototypes, and concepts directly into the hands of the specialist user.

As Head of R&D at Spectra Group, he will be responsible for leveraging his extensive operational experience to drive innovation and new development, and to seek growth and IPR opportunities for the company through insightful application of emerging science and technology to meet customer needs and fill operational capability gaps. Continuing to build on the successful and long-standing reputation of Spectra Group products, one of his first areas of focus will be to build and develop on the renowned SlingShot system to improve usability and agility and expand its networking features.

Simon Perrett MBE, Head of R&D said, “I am passionate about the application of Science and Technology to overcome operational issues and am delighted to have been given this opportunity to work within with Spectra Group. Spectra Group’s dynamic and can-do ethos attitude fits perfectly within an innovative and progressive R&D culture which I am looking forward to building and developing over the coming months”.

Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group, said, “I am extremely pleased and privileged to have secured such a high-quality individual as Simon Perrett for this vital role. He is renowned for his passion to deliver capability and his ability to harness novel technology into innovative concepts to solve complex problems and benefit the end user is unparalleled. I am delighted to welcome Simon to the Spectra team and very excited that Simon will be driving the next generation of Spectra Group products.”

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