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20 Oct 20. Spectra Group launches new SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre System (STOCS). Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, world-leading provider of high-grade information security and communication capabilities, announced the addition of a new product to their portfolio: the SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre System (STOCS). Spectra’s STOCS adds additional capability and operability to the already hugely successful SlingShot tactical satellite communications system.
STOCS is a specially designed and modified version of SlingShot that allows the user to communicate beyond line of sight (BLOS) while being up to 35 meters from the antenna. Because it operates on L-Band, the current configuration limits the current SlingShot system to being operated at a remote distance of up to 10 meters (depending on system type) from the antenna, which in most operational scenarios is sufficient, for example, in a vehicle or when dismounted. However, in response to customer requests, the new STOCS variant of SlingShot enables the user to now operate in more enclosed locations such as a command HQ, a tactical operations room, any type of building, a protected bunker or when dug in. In all scenarios, by placing the antenna away from the operator they can remain in cover whilst still effectively communicating via the satellite. The STOCS hardware has been ruggedized and weatherproofed (IP67) to enable the user to leave it in a more exposed position, such as a rooftop, without any risk to the electronics.
In April 2019, Spectra’s SlingShot was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. SlingShot is a unique, lightweight system that enables existing, in-service tactical military and commercial VHF/UHF radios to utilise commercial L-band satellite coverage (COMSATCOM). The technology delivers Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Comms on the Move (COTM) with low-latency voice and data connectivity to radio networks for ground, vehicle, maritime and airborne platforms. SlingShot’s unique capability provides reliable, secure communications between widely dispersed military forces and/or civilian agencies operating in austere and hostile environments, without the cost, delay or logistical challenges of deploying additional infrastructure. Over 3500 SlingShot systems are in operation worldwide in the Manpack, Vehicle, Maritime and Aviation variants. Spectra Group’s new STOCS now adds further capability for existing and future users of the wider SlingShot system.
Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group said: “the launch of the new STOCS product enhances our offering and adds significant additional capability to the user. Effective communication is a fundamental part of command and control centre operations so being able to use SlingShot in these scenarios is a game changer for global special forces and other defence and security units or organisations”. He added: “here at Spectra Group we’re very focused on innovation and we’re constantly working to evolve and enhance our product and service offering. The addition of STOCS to our product line is a great example of that. We’ve listened to what our customers need and developed STOCS to deliver the required capability enhancements”.
30 Oct 20. Cyber warriors are getting new teammates: information operators. The military is working to have information operations specialists work alongside cyber operators as a way to have greater impact in what defense officials call the information environment.
While much of the influence and information operations perpetrated in recently years – including during the 2016 presidential election – seem revolutionary, officials argue they are part of an old playbook, which now has a larger reach with the speed and reach of the internet. As a result, cyberspace becomes the vehicle to deliver these operations, though academics have been careful not to characterize them as cyber operations but rather cyber-enabled influence operations.
But now, as the military looks to thwart such activity from adversaries in the cyber realm – and conduct its own information operations – it needs specialists in information, for which cyber operators don’t typically conduct.
“We’ve actually opened up the aperture over the last couple of years with really working hard to figure out how we integrate the information operations component,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of Army Cyber Command said during an NDIA hosted virtual event Oct. 28. “As we have conducted offensive operations in support of the combatant commanders that we support and U.S. Cyber Command, we really initially were conducting very exquisite cyber operations and it would create sometimes great effect, but we really observed that there was something missing.”
Army Cyber Command has been in the midst of a transformation for the last 18 months to evolve beyond cyber operations and have added electronic warfare and information operations to its purview. Instead, leaders are moving toward what they now call information advantage.
“We’re using cyberspace to reach out through the electromagnetic spectrum to either deliver content or deliver effects,” Fogarty said. “What we’re seeing is we’re able to greatly amplify the effects of what had been before just a cyberspace operation.”
Fogarty described integrating the various “tribes” of cyber operators, information operations and psychological operations.
“We’re not trying to turn every cyber operator into an information operator, psychological operations operator. What we’ve found, the real benefit is bringing all three together,” he said.
This has manifested itself with work his force does for the Information Warfare Task Force in Afghanistan supporting Operation Resolute Support.
Additionally, officials have described a variety of cross functional teams Army Cyber Command has created within its new Information Warfare Operations Center. The goal of these cross functional teams is to sprinkle information related capabilities across the combatant commands they support.
The creation of these teams and the integration of information operators and electronic warfare personnel is part of Army Cyber Command’s overall transformation. These personnel will be spread across and aid the cyber operators working beneath cyber teams Army provides and commands beneath U.S. Cyber Command.
“The challenges comes when people define their jobs as only cyber and not like ‘this is the mission’,” Ed Cardon, the former commander of Army Cyber Command and the first commander of Joint Task Force Ares – the cyber offensive against ISIS – said during a virtual event hosted by AFCEA’s Alamo chapter and Information Professionals Association Oct. 29. “Sometime it may be cyber heavy, sometimes it may be IO heavy, sometimes it may be EW heavy, but they all have a role. The problem comes when one tries to dominate over the other and it creates, I call, the human factors problem, which actually affects mission accomplishment.”
He said during the ISIS operations, military leaders were able to build a team focused on the sole mission of bringing down ISIS. They weren’t worried about branches or specialties. Joint Task Force Ares is held up as one of the key examples in DoD for integrating cyber and information effects to confuse and frustrate the terrorist entity.
The other service cyber components have also articulated a similar integrated approach.
“The team construct is critical and it’s also vital in the synergistic approach of integrating all domains … it’s not just an individual, it’s not an individual operator,” Vice Adm. Ross Myers, commander of Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet said during the same event.
Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of 16th Air Force/Air Forces Cyber, the Air Force’s information warfare command, said leaders want to create an information warfare culture in which everyone understands how everything comes together to produce an outcome.
“You need experts across every discipline, we don’t want everybody to try to make one of each or try and make one standard. It really has to be deep expertise in some of these areas and how we bring it together also becomes part of the professional development,” he said at the same event.
Haugh has said that his force seeks to expose disinformation as a means of combating it on a daily basis while also injecting truth through a variety of means.
But, he said, the foundation is data in determining the best way to expose or combat that misinformation.
“The foundation of all of this still comes back to what data and information are you able to leverage, how quickly can you bring coherence to that, either machine to machine or human to machine and then be able to determine what is the right outlet to be able to impose a cost for someone that’s trying to inject into a critical process for the United States,” he said during a virtual panel as part of CyberCon hosted by C4ISRNET Oct. 28. (Source: Defense News)
30 Oct 20. After the third Advanced Battle Management System test, this is the IT tool the head of Pacific Air Forces put on his wish list.
During the third demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System held last month, the head of Pacific Air Forces was impressed by a real-time tracking tool that allowed him to see detailed status updates from all of the American air bases in the Asia-Pacific region.
The most recent ABMS experiment took place Sept. 15-25 in conjunction with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Valiant Shield exercise.
Although there were several promising technologies showcased, PACAF chief Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach said Wednesday he was most excited about a tool that gave commanders a bird’s-eye view into each Air Force installation, enabling leaders to make decisions more quickly, even as bases came under simulated fire during the war game.
“If the runway was damaged from a recent attack, you would know how long is it going to be until that runway is repaired,” he said.
The system could also show the damage to a base, what sorties would be delayed as a result of an attack, help detail where incoming aircraft could be safely diverted, and present information about the weather, weapons cache and fuel supply at each installation.
All of this data fed into a central hub — in this case, the air operations center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
“That’s quite a bit of detail that gives a senior leader a pretty fulsome idea on what you’re dealing with on any given time. … And the ease of use, that’s the important thing,” Wilsbach said. “This was actually very user-friendly. We got it, [had] almost no training, and they opened it up on their systems and it started working.”
The third ABMS demo marked the first time the system had been tested by a combatant command located outside of the contiguous United States.
According to a statement from Air Force spokesman Capt. Clay Lancaster, the omniaONE, edgeONE and commandONE were the main technologies tested by the Air Force. Together, the three products present a unified picture of the battlefield, create a expeditionary cloud environment, and push commands from machine to machine out to Indo-Pacific Command’s sensors.
Also during the demo, Air Force KC-46 tankers hosted teams of battle managers that make decisions on the fly about how assets could be used to solve emerging problems on the battlefield.
“Using multidomain battle managers onboard the KC-46, we tested the ability to control air assets at the edge and the movement of forces in an austere environment in an agile manner,” Lancaster said.
Despite some successes, Wilsbach said more experimentation is needed before any of the technologies demonstrated during the ABMS experiment are fielded by Pacific Air Forces.
“I would say there’s nothing in ABMS that’s ready to go right now,” he said. “But there are parts of it that I really, really like.”
(Source: Defense News)
30 Oct 20. US Army to Field TrellisWare® Technology for All Tactical Radios that Comprise Integrated Tactical Network Capability Set 21.
TrellisWare Awarded Contract For Over 1,000 Radios as Part of Initial Fielding.
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., in conjunction with ADS, Inc. (premier distributor of global communications equipment and tactical network solutions), announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the US Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) to support the service branch’s network modernization initiatives under the Capability Set 21 (CS21) Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) for Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT). The US Army’s Capability Set 21 will be used to inform acquisition plans through 2023 and establish the baseline that future network modernization will be built upon.
TrellisWare’s TSM™ waveform will be fielded as the advanced networking waveform for the ITN Capability Set 21 covering the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) Program of Record (PoR) platforms. The HMS family of radios are considered a key component of the US Army’s future tactical network. TrellisWare’s established Trellis//Sphere™ networking ecosystem, backed by the TSM waveform, enables the US Army to field a single flat network per battalion comprised of hundreds of radios that can operate with less spectrum.
TrellisWare radios are software-defined radios (SDRs) with broad frequency and bandwidth coverages for global spectrum suitability, enabling net-centric operations, operating in multiband and multimode, and delivering reliable, secure tactical communications. Under the initial fielding of radios that will be deployed to support the first four IBCTs, TrellisWare received an order for over 1,000 TW-950 TSM Shadow® and TW-875 TSM Ghost™ radios. TrellisWare radios are being used as part of critical ITN systems that provide Secure But Unclassified (SBU) elements that strengthen the overall network and provide interoperability with the PoR platforms.
“We are very pleased to have our TSM waveform selected by the US Army as the advanced networking waveform for the ITN,” said Metin Bayram, president and CEO of TrellisWare. “A lot of hard work has been put forth by the TrellisWare team in collaboration with our industry partners and the US Army. We are honored that the US Army continues to view TrellisWare as a trusted technology integrator.”
As a longstanding provider of robust communications solutions for the Department of Defense, TrellisWare is looking beyond CS21 to Capability Set 23, where the focus will be on increasing resiliency of the Army’s network. TrellisWare’s technology advancements will enable operation in contested and congested environments.
About TrellisWare Technologies, Inc.
TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated solutions. Its TSM™ waveform is incorporated into a wide range of systems, including TrellisWare radios and trusted industry partner radios, as well as multiple government and commercial solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™. For more information on TrellisWare’s products and solutions, please visit www.trellisware.com. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
29 Oct 20. Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy Released. Today the Department of Defense announced the release of the DOD Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy.
“The rise of mobile systems and digital technology across the globe has placed enormous strain on the available spectrum for DOD’s command, control, and communication needs. This strategy will help set the conditions needed to ensure our warfighters have freedom of action within the electromagnetic spectrum to successfully conduct operations and training in congested, contested and constrained multi-domain environments across the globe,” said Hon. Dana Deasy, DOD chief information officer.
The purpose of the strategy is to align DOD electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) activities with the objectives of the 2017 National Security Strategy, the 2018 National Defense Strategy, and national economic and technology policy goals.
“This Strategy addresses how DOD will: develop superior EMS capabilities; evolve to an agile, fully integrated EMS infrastructure; pursue total force EMS readiness; secure enduring partnerships for EMS advantage; and establish effective EMS governance to support strategic and operational objectives. Investment in these areas will speed decision-quality information to the warfighter, establish effective electromagnetic battle management, enable EMS sharing with commercial partners, advance EMS warfighting capabilities, and ensure our forces maintain EMS superiority,” Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper, wrote in the forward of the document.
The strategy attests to the need for freedom of action in the electromagnetic spectrum, at the time, place, and parameters of DOD’s choosing as a required precursor to the successful conduct of operations in all domains.
“The Department is dedicated to a unified, holistic electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) approach which ensures our Freedom of Action in the EMS at the time and place of our choosing,” said, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We cannot expect military success in any domain if we fail to take bold action to ensure that the United States and its Allies have freedom to act in the spectrum. Implementing the EMS Superiority Strategy enables us to take that bold action so we are able to dominate the spectrum in all domains and, if challenged, win against our enemies.”
The Strategy builds upon existing joint and Service doctrine and operational concepts that incorporate the full range of military activities in the EMS.
The modern electromagnetic operational environment (EMOE) is increasingly complex and is congested, contested, and constrained. This Strategy addresses the complexity by advancing EMS sharing and maneuver to ensure continued spectrum access, as emphasized in the NSS and the 2018 Presidential Memorandum on Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future. The Strategy supports the full range of activities DOD must conduct in the EMS across the competition continuum. It recognizes that the same technology used to enable the maneuverability required in the highly contested near-peer environments can also be used to enhance access in highly regulated peacetime environments. It incorporates an EMS enterprise focus on superiority in congested and contested EMOEs of conflict as well as the need to test, train, and operate in congested and constrained peacetime EMOEs.
Great Power Competition
The strategy highlights the tremendous advantage afforded to the competitor that gains and maintains EMS superiority across the competition continuum and that “by developing innovative asymmetric EMS capabilities, DOD can protect expensive friendly capabilities from disruption or attrition, while simultaneously denying or degrading the effectiveness of adversaries’ high-priced systems.”
DOD will focus on five interdependent goals: develop superior EMS capabilities; evolve to an agile, and fully integrated, EMS infrastructure; pursue total force readiness in the EMS; secure enduring partnerships for EMS advantage; and establish effective EMS governance.
“The Department’s evolution in the EMS is necessary for the U.S. military’s ability to effectively sense, command, control, communicate, test, train, protect, and project force,” said the Hon. Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. “Modernizing to maintain competitive advantage over near-peer adversaries will enable DOD to assert EMS superiority and mitigate risks to U.S. national and economic security.”
Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy : https://media.defense.gov/2020/Oct/29/2002525927/-1/-1/0/ELECTROMAGNETIC_SPECTRUM_SUPERIORITY_STRATEGY.PDF
29 Oct 20. General Dynamics Introduces New URC-300 Software-Defined Ground-to-Air Radio. The new URC-300 radio maximizes Radio Frequency (RF) performance and provides clear communications in highly congested environments.
The URC-300 software-defined radio is a versatile platform that supports multiple waveforms and provides exceptional radio frequency (RF) performance to support ground-to-air, line-of-sight and other mission critical applications. It provides interference-free communications in highly congested environments and improves immunity to outside interference such as other airfield channels, Wi-Fi transmitters, and commercial FM broadcast towers.
Users can operate multiple URC-300s as close as 6.5 feet apart without interference, an unprecedented capability compared to currently available tactical man-pack radios that require at least 50 to as much as 115 feet of separation. This close proximity capability enables rapid grab-and-go, multi-channel operations during emergency situations.
General Dynamics will deliver URC-300 transceiver backpack systems in February to the U.S. Air Force’s Radar, Airfield and Weather Systems team at Kadena Air Base in Japan to improve ground-to-air communications at their alternate air traffic control tower and contingency field operations. The URC-300 is specifically designed to enable future features and functions to be added in the field via quick and simple software upgrades.
“Conventional software-defined radio platforms require additional hardware retrofits when new software is installed, requiring customers to return the radios to the manufacturer”, said Bill Ross, a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems. “We have essentially reinvented the term “software-defined” by designing the URC-300 with a flexible, core architecture comparable to a commercial smart phone. This approach simplifies new waveform and feature technology insertion enabling field upgradability without having to take it out of service. This essentially makes the radio “future proof” and greatly improves the value proposition for our customers, resulting in significant time and life cycle cost savings.”
In addition to providing robust RF operations, the URC-300 supports many other applications including emergency grab-and-go, manpack, vehicular, scalable deployment and rackmount applications. The radio is ruggedized and meets MIL-STD-810 requirements, which provides protection against shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and temperature. It is interoperable with its predecessor, the URC-200™ (V2) radio, and many of its accessories. Since the URC-300 is smaller and lighter than the URC-200 (V2), two URC-300s can fit side-by-side in a single 19” rackmount tray. The radio’s newly re-designed front panel has a functional display and a simple intuitive keypad interface that is glove-friendly. A Web Maintainer Application allows the user to connect to the radio’s interface and control and monitor the front panel functions using a common browser such as Chrome or Edge. The URC-300 operates on standard lithium ion batteries and can operate longer on a single battery than most radios can operate on two. It also has a re-designed power supply that enables users to operate directly on DC power with embedded power conditioning for dirty power source environments.
General Dynamics understands that the spectrum approval process can be highly complex and time consuming, especially outside the U.S. As a result, General Dynamics will obtain all required certifications in advance to eliminate purchase, approval and spectrum roadblocks and help streamline deployment without delays. The URC-300 is compliant with global standards and certifications including Radio Equipment Directive (RED), REACH, RoHS, ETSI EN 300 676 compliance and it readily supports worldwide 8.33 kHz deployment. The radio is also certified by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for civilian use and certified to operate in the U.S. DoD Spectrum.
26 Oct 20. Lockheed Seeks Commercial Tie-Ups to Chase 5G Work. CEO Taiclet wants a leading role as U.S. and allied militaries build out their next-gen mobile networks.
Commercial partnerships will be key as Lockheed Martin seeks to help U.S. and allied militaries move to 5G networking — and diversify its offerings beyond fighter jets and missiles, its CEO said in an interview this week.
“I think, an imperative that we Lockheed Martin, and frankly the defense industrial base, partner with [the] commercial industry to accelerate the benefits of what I call 21st-century technologies into the defense [industrial] base, and into our national defense,” Jim Taiclet said in an Oct. 20 interview after his company’s 3rd-quarter earnings call.
A former telecom executive, Taiclet took the reins at the world’s largest defense contractor in June amid an increased push by the Pentagon leaders to better connect the military’s weapons, regardless of manufacturer, so they can more quickly share information on the battlefield. The Air Force alone plans to spend at least $9 billion over the next five years connecting its weapons through an initiative known as Combined Joint All
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The Pentagon is conducting increasingly ambitious experiments with 5G wireless technology, which promises to link weapons with such high data-transfer rates that military commanders will be able to make decisions faster and with more information.
“We’re interested in operationalizing the technical capabilities of 5G waveforms and technology software and hardware to improve our defense products and our defense products’ performance in an interrelated way,” Taiclet said Tuesday on the company’s third-quarter earning call with Wall Street analysts.
The Pentagon has been increasingly embracing commercial firms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft as the military shifts to the cloud. It’s also been on a half-decade push to get more commercial tech firms to embrace defense work, which has been a bumpy relationship at times.
Taiclet said the company would pursue partnerships not just in 5G, but also artificial intelligence, edge computing, autonomy, and additive manufacturing.
“I think there’s some incredible runway or open space there for us to be a leader in bringing some of those companies and some of those technology leaders in partnership with us,” Taiclet said in the interview.
He raised the prospect of forming alliances or licensing commercial technology from telecom firms like Qualcomm, NextCom or Nokia. He also said the company could form joint ventures with commercial tech firms. It could include buying companies too.
“We’re just gonna open our aperture wider,” Taiclet said. “And we also want to get more active and mission systems too. So, we’ll see what’s available in that space as well … closer to the home base here. I think there’s a lot of optionality for us going forward.”
On the earnings call, Taiclet also suggested Lockheed could offer “networking as a service, more of a subscription model” to the military.
“Then we do the upgrades and the comm layer and make sure we tie it all together, just like you experience on your cellphone subscription,” he said. You don’t know all the pieces that go into it. So every morning when you turn it on, it works and it works with the latest applications, and it works with the latest technology.
“Those are the kinds of things we’re going to explore,” he said. “It will take a little bit longer to get there, but we’re positioning ourselves to do that as well.” (Source: Defense News Early Bird/Defense One)
26 Oct 20. Electromagnetic spectrum management moves to Headquarters Air Force. The U.S. Air Force has officially moved its electromagnetic spectrum management office from Air Combat Command to the Headquarters Air Force staff.
Announced in September that the move was coming, the office officially moved Oct. 23 to the Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications Directorate beneath the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations, or A2/6, the Air Force said.
The move is part of the Air Force’s larger push to ingrate information warfare capabilities under a single hat, which includes cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations and public affairs.
The transformation began when cyber effects operations to the A2 portfolio followed by merging its cyber and ISR-numbered Air Forces in October 2019 to create the first information warfare-numbered Air Force — 16th Air Force.
“To understand information warfare we must first focus on the EMS as the purveyor of data and information. To be a leader in AI [artificial intelligence], you have to first be a leader in Data and to be a leader in information warfare, you first have to be a leader in spectrum operations,” Lt. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, deputy commander of Air Combat Command, said in an Air Force release.
Officials also described the move as important to synchronizing the variety of technology and information warfare efforts.
“This is a critical step to information warfare integration and synchronization because command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) is inextricably linked to EMS management,” Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien, deputy chief of staff for ISR and cyber effects operations, said in a release. “To compete and win in competition as well as a high-end fight, our Air and Space Force activities and capabilities like EMS must not only be de-conflicted, but integrated with our service counterparts. The heart of JADC2 [Joint All-Domain Command and Control] is that military activities in one domain must enhance the effectiveness of those in other domains and compensate for vulnerabilities, and I believe this move will help us in this area.”
The Air Force Spectrum Management Office, which is still based out of Fort Meade, Maryland, defends and ensures access to the electromagnetic spectrum for the Air Force as well as other entities and combatant commands. This is essential, officials say, to integrating technologies and moving the Defense Department’s top initiative, JADC2, forward by managing the finite EMS. (The JADC2 concept recently received an extra “C” for “Combined,” making it CJADC2.)
“Given the Air Force-wide scope of AFSMO’s roles and responsibilities, bringing it back to the Air Staff is a natural fit,” said Brig. Gen. Eric DeLange, director of cyber operations and war-fighter communications. “As we look to advance our efforts in information warfare, and with our focus squarely on cyberspace and warfighter communications that so heavily depend on the electromagnetic spectrum, I have no doubt that bringing AFSMO into the directorate fold will create new and important synergies.”
The EMS has gained significantly more attention and focus in recent years. Sophisticated adversaries have deemed it a critical reliance for U.S. forces and have sought high-tech methods to deny it, meaning they seek to jam or spoof communications.
“Competing in the EMS is a complex problem that must be properly evaluated to understand how future conflicts will be fought and won,” Ted Uchida, deputy director of operations at Air Combat Command, said in an Air Force release.
However, focusing on spectrum management alone is not enough to have the tangible impacts on the battlefield against adversaries that is necessary, according to some in the electronic warfare space. Spectrum management, while important for deconfliction and conducting operations, is different from maneuvering and influencing within the spectrum. (Source: Defense News)
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Spectra is a dynamic, agile and security-accredited organisation that offers secure Hosted and Managed Solutions and Cyber Advisory Services with a track record of delivering on time, to spec and on budget.
With over 15 years of experience in delivering solutions for governments around the globe, elite militaries and private enterprises of all sizes, Spectra’s platinum and gold-level partnerships with third-party vendors ensure the supply of best value leading-edge technology.
Spectra was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in 2019 for SlingShot.
In November 2017, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd announced its listing as a Top 100 Government SME Supplier by the UK Crown Commercial Services.
Spectra’s CEO, Simon Davies, was awarded 2017 Businessman of the Year by Battlespace magazine.
Founded in 2002, the Company is based in Hereford, UK and holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.