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Spectra Group to demo SlingShot at AEWE

22nd January 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Spectra Group will demonstrate its SlingShot communication system at the US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) 2019 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the company announced on 17 January.

SlingShot enables UHF and VHF radios to work on L-Band satellite frequency, allowing users to instantly extend the range of their communications equipment to beyond line-of-sight.

In addition to standard voice, SlingShot enables low latency data capability, supporting mission-critical applications such as artillery fire, situational awareness and biometric analysis.The system is man-portable, vehicle, maritime or aviation-borne, and useable on the move.

Simon Davies, president of Spectra Group said: ‘It’s an important and prestigious step for Spectra Group to be selected to take part in the US AEWE 2019. Our SlingShot system is already in service with the world’s premier specialist forces and it has been battle-proven on multiple occasions.

‘I am confident that AEWE will provide an excellent opportunity to show case SlingShot’s unique, widespread, operational capability which is attracting increasing attention from the Security Force Assistance Brigades, Brigade Combat Teams, FORSCOM, and indeed USMC and NG.’

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