Spectra Group to attend US 2019 Global SOF Symposium


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Spectra Group, UK and US-based communications specialists, will be delivering full updates on their SlingShot technology and their participation in the US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) at the Global SOF Symposium taking place 5-7 March 2019.  This exclusive event will see US and international special operations leaders gathering in Tampa, Florida, to focus on strategic security issues, innovation, and relationship-building.

Spectra is an internationally renowned specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems. Their US arm, Spectra Group (US) Inc, were selected for AEWE 2019 by the US DoD following impressive contract successes in the US.

The AEWE, fielded by the US Army Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning, focuses on small unit modernization, providing capability developers, the Science and Technology (S&T) community, and industry with a repeatable, credible, rigorous, and validated operational experiment, supporting both concept and material development. The AEWE places cutting-edge prototype technologies into the hands of soldiers, providing bottom up input to capability development through early and iterative feedback in a tactical setting.

Selected for AEWE 2019, Spectra’s game-changing SlingShot is a unique, lightweight and low-power system that enables existing, in-service tactical military and commercial VHF/UHF radios to utilize commercial L-band satellite coverage. The technology delivers BLOS Comms on the Move (COTM) with low-latency voice and data connectivity to radio networks for ground, vehicle, maritime or airborne platforms, with or without encryption. SlingShot’s unique capability provides reliable, secure communications between widely dispersed military forces and/or civilian agencies operating in austere environments, without the delay or logistical challenges of deploying additional infrastructure.

Spectra’s invitation to participate in the Global SOF Symposium and AEWE 2019 validates the Group’s continuing commitment to developing and delivering technologies that meet the exacting demands of US and international Special Forces’ requirements.

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