Tactical communications system showcased at IDEX 2019

15th February 2019
Alex Lynn

Following significant interest from the Middle East and Asia, particularly regarding their SlingShot tactical communications system, Spectra Group will be exhibiting at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, for the first time. IDEX a defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East and North African region, and takes place 17th to 21st February 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). 

IDEX showcases the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence, providing a strategically important opportunity for Spectra to exhibit their SlingShot tactical communications system. Spectra Group will be located at stand number 05-C03 in the British Pavilion.

Spectra’s SlingShot is a small appliqué that provides in-service tactical VHF and UHF radios with a Beyond Line of Sight Communications on The Move capability (BLOS COTM). In addition to standard voice and data C2, SlingShot can facilitate a wide range of capabilities such as remote biometric analysis, fire mission planning, remote tracking, border security and inter-agency operations. Man-portable or vehicle-borne (land sea and air), useable on the move, delivering flexible channel leasing and with minimal increase in training-burden, SlingShot redefines tactical communication capabilities.

SlingShot reportedly has the capability to significantly extend the range of in-service tactical radio systems, without the need for users to buy new radio systems, carry additional bulky equipment or conduct extensive additional training.

Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group said: “Spectra is very excited to be exhibiting for the first time at IDEX 2019. We intend to maximise this fantastic opportunity to establish and deepen relationships with Partners, regional government departments, defence and security agencies and international businesses. We are especially delighted to be able to exhibit SlingShot in the MENA region as a further opportunity to follow up on the significant amount of interest that has already been generated in the system.”

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