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May 21st, 2019

Spectra Group, Winner of the Queen's Award for SlingShot Systems are at the SOFIC Exhibition in Tampa 

The Tampa Convention center is hosting the SOFIC exhibition to be held from May 20 to 23, and ready to share their information security and communication capabilities is the Spectra Group (UK) Ltd. As a major leader and provider of information security and communication capabilities, Spectra has now secured over 3,500 orders for the SlingShot systems across four continents.  The system is used by over 20 different organizations, in mostly NATO countries.  

Further validation of their success, the 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. The pavilion’s booth number is 1122, Spectra can be found at pod number 9. 

Globally, SlingShot is rapidly becoming the system of choice for tactical radio users needing increased range, Communications on the Move, flexibility and interoperability.  Taking part at this important showcase of Special Forces equipment further strengthens the group’s footprint in the North American market and beyond. 

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 using Inmarsat’s commercial L-band Tactical Satellite service (L-TAC), SlingShot allows a tactical net to be created over thousands of kilometers to deliver a comprehensive range of tactical and operational network capabilities

In October 2018, following contract successes in North America, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd established new offices in Fairfax County with Spectra Group (U.S.) Inc.  Spectra Group’s permanent presence in the USA enables closer support for existing partners in North America, as well as dedicated product and service support directly to the end-user.  SlingShot was selected to participate in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) by the U.S. DoD.  

Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group (UK) Ltd said they’re receiving significant amounts of interest in their products and services across North America and also from around the globe so their attendance at SOFIC 2019 is another fantastic opportunity to meet customers old and new in the SF arena. SOFIC will also give them the opportunity to discuss with their customer base the advantages of their systems. Their team will be on hand and will be more than happy to discuss your requirements at the DIT DSO UK Pavilion.