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British Army embraces SlingShot

28th June 2021 - 15:15 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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SlingShot plugged into Bowman. (Photo: MoD/Crown Copyright)

Add-on kit turns UHF/VHF radio into a BLoS solution to support voice and data communications.

Once the preserve of SOF within NATO, the SlingShot appliqué kit is now being proliferated throughout conventional forces with one of the latest customers being the British Army.

The SlingShot solution, which immediately turns a UHF/VHF radio into a BLoS solution, is already being employed by the British Army to support secure voice and data communications.

Plugged into legacy Bowman radio sets, SlingShot links up to the Inmarsat I-4 satellite constellation to enable tactical satellite communications in L-Band up to 1,000km+ across an area of operation.

End users are also able to continue operating the same radio set in its …

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