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04 Sep 19. Spectra’s SlingShot greenlit for US Army. Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, having recently achieved safety accreditation from the US Army Test and Evaluation Command and completed the prestigious US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019), will be exhibiting their game-changing SlingShot communications system at DSEi 2019, taking place at Excel London 10-13 September 2019.
Spectra’s SlingShot, which was recently awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, 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.
Invited to take part in AEWE 2019 by the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), SlingShot has been identified for integration opportunities into the US Army to gap battlefield capability shortfalls. AEWE places cutting-edge technologies into the hands of soldiers, providing bottom-up input to capability development through early and iterative feedback in a tactical setting. During AEWE 2019 SlingShot was extensively evaluated, providing BLOS voice and data connectivity from manpack recce sections to fast-moving, vehicle-borne forward observers and headquarters operations rooms. Additionally, vital interoperability between VHF/UHF commercial and military radios was repeatedly proven in a number of operationally challenging scenarios.
Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group said: “Spectra is delighted to be exhibiting at DSEi 2019. We intend to maximize this fantastic opportunity to establish and deepen relationships with government departments, defence and security agencies and international businesses.” He added, “Launched in 2013, over 2000 SlingShot systems are now in operation with US SOCCOM alone. The system is used by over 20 different organisations, mostly NATO countries. Our recent participation in AEWE 2019 has cemented SlingShot’s reputation as the system of choice for tactical radio users needing increased range, flexibility and interoperability.”
Spectra will be showcasing the SlingShot tactical communications range extension system on Stand N9-370
05 Sep 19. A year in cybersecurity, as in politics, is a long time. Part of the UK National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) role is to identify shifts in the cyber threat environment so organisations can prepare accordingly. At the recent RESET conference on cybersecurity hosted by BAE System, NCSC head of cyber assessment Eleanor Fairford spoke about the role of assessment and how the attribution and nature of attacks have changed over the past year.
“Assessment sits at the heart insofar as we take on board all of the information sources and various information that is available from all bits of the NCSC and more broadly,” she explained.
“So we’re looking across all the different sources across the cybersecurity sector in general, and then attempting to draw what is generally a very strategic broad overview of the cyber threats, usually designed to inform policy decisions and senior decision-makers and ministers at a senior government level about the cyber threat.”
The NCSC collects intelligence from open-source reporting, plus broader information from industry, international partners and other major sources to develop what it understands to be the latest highlights and trends in cyber threats.
“It’s a wee bit broad, strategic and high level; the idea is that what we produce is readable by a non-technical person,” said Fairford. “This is kind of the stuff that we put forward to ministers who, believe me, are genuinely a non-technical audience.”
The evolution of cyberattacks
NCSC began tracking public cyberattack attributions in 2017, which Fairford said pushed cybersecurity and the cyber threat from hostile states up the political and public agenda.
“What we did not see in 2018 were these big standout attacks we saw from 2017, like WannaCry and NotPetya, these massive global campaigns, in these cases by self-propagating worms,” she said. “Nonetheless, there were ransomware and data-wiping attacks that we saw in the UK and globally.”
Fairford noted that whereas previously the NCSC would look at the impact of attacks directly targeting the UK, many recent ones were the result of unintended consequences.
“They’re about adversaries attacking each other elsewhere and us being a kind of knock-on effect or a collateral target,” she said. “We had the widely reported Iranian attack using Shamoon malware against a Saudi petrochemical company, which happened to have headquarters in Glasgow so the UK business suffered the data-wiping attack. That was not part of the initial MO.”
Data breaches became higher profile in 2018, thanks in part to GDPR regulation, and more frequent, which Fairford said is to be expected in an increasingly connected world. There was also increased consciousness of data use and abuse, not least following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which used data from Facebook to support political campaigning.
“We saw a lot of data breaches reported in the context of GDPR; they had to be reported by ICO [the Information Commissioner’s Office], so it raised the profile,” said Fairford. “And we also saw the scope for abuse and misuse of data in general. Cambridge Analytica obviously involved the use of Facebook data, and we saw that Facebook also had data-sharing agreements with Russian and Chinese companies, as well as elsewhere. It was not just Cambridge Analytica; it was other states’ interests as well.”
Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated
Another significant theme NCSC noted over the past year was evolving techniques in financial attacks.
“We’ve seen North Korean banking attacks, particularly against Bangladesh Bank for $82m,” Fairford said. “Last year we saw the globally coordinated ATM cash-out phenomenon with the cash being taken from ATMs, where $2m was taken out in a really short period of time. These are really sophisticated, clever attacks that are well-coordinated on a global level and take it to a whole new level.”
One extraordinary global risk that surfaced in the past year or so has been the Chinese Government supplying IT hardware gifts with backdoors – embedded systems or hidden devices that secure remote access to passwords and data.
Fairford explained: “The African Union headquarters in Ethiopia received an IT gift from the Chinese Government. They found the servers were mysteriously exfiltrating data to Beijing overnight and they realised that that was a backdoor built-in. Subsequent research discovered that there are many, many more instances of IT being gifted from China to other states, particularly in Africa, which are undoubtedly being exploited to their maximum capacity as well.”
Cybercrime meets state sponsors
Finally, Fairford flagged up that the crossover of cybercrime with state-sponsored activity is another key issue that the NCSC is coming across.
“A lot of this North Korean activity we refer to as cybercrime because it’s against a bank, but it’s sponsored by states as well,” she said. “We see cybercriminals who move in and out of state-sponsored circles. They become part of the state apparatus and they might function there and move back in again; sometimes they are directly employed, and sometimes they’re not.”
The NCSC sees cybercriminal groups who fully understand what the state intelligence requirements are and will obtain relevant data; although not state-sponsored, it is very much carried out with the state’s requirements in mind, which Fairford said leads to a unique employment opportunity.
“We see states spotting really good cybercriminals and employing them because they’re great,” said Fairford. “There are loads of examples of where states and criminals are increasingly overlapping and organised crime groups become similar to advanced persistent threats [typically state actors].” (Source: army-technology.com)
05 Sep 19. IMC Industries – a leading global provider of RF modules, microwave components, antenna and data link communication systems for defense and homeland security applications – announces a new advanced transceiver for air-to-air, air-to-ground and sea-to-air, real-time, point-to-point communications. The transceiver is installed on aircraft, helicopters, ships and ground stations.
The new transceiver is one of the most efficient on the market: thanks to unique GaN technology, each user has longer and multiple transmission slots, enabling them to transmit more information, including video. The transceiver can also operate in scenarios in which two antennas are needed, such as where an aerial platform requires an up/down antenna to ensure full coverage.
“IMC has more than 25 years of experience in delivering high-power, TDMA-based transceivers,” says Adi Ayalon, VP of IMC Industries. “The new transceiver meets the demands of missions where a great deal of information is required to be transmitted from multiple users. The company’s previous suite of transceivers has already been installed on platforms in several European, NATO and Far Eastern projects.”
Additional features of the transceiver include: 40W and 60W power outputs, and high sensitivity due to advanced signal processing – including FEC rate 1/2, support for AES-256 encryption, an advanced bit synchronizer and the ability to control the bit rate and digital filter width.
Also, at DSEI, IMC Industries will highlight data link, microwave and RF systems installed on a variety of military platforms, such as UAV & UGV systems, flight tests and missile experiments, training simulators, electronic warfare (EW) and radar systems, and aerospace systems.
Israel Pavilion, South Hall, S5-220
05 Sep 19. VITEC to Demonstrate Field-Proven FMV and Point-to-Point Streaming Solutions at DSEI 2019. Ultra-Low-Latency, Stream-Protected HEVC Solutions Enhance Workflows and Decision-Making in ISTAR Applications. VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) product line up for this year’s DSEI. VITEC will show field-proven products that tackle video ingest, streaming, dissemination, and archiving in the field and inside military and government facilities. With products that enhance military workflows by allowing personnel to digitise, distribute, and view high-quality video and critical metadata across the network, VITEC supports the most advanced video formats for situational awareness, decision support systems, and IPTV platforms.
On display VITEC will have its military-grade, ultra-compact MGW TOUGH series of portable, power-efficient HEVC and H.264 streaming encoders that deliver all the required capabilities to fulfill the most demanding Full Motion Video (FMV) applications. Specifically designed for harsh environments, MGW TOUGH encoders provide multichannel, high-quality, low-latency video encoding, as well as frame-accurate KLV metadata processing including Cursor-On-Target, MISB KLV, and STANAG 4609 from IP, SDI, or Serial sources.
For dissemination and content management of FMV streams and files, VITEC will display FITIS™, an all-in-one solution that can be rapidly deployed in the field or in a secure, hosted site to serve as the central interface for managing live and recorded IPTV content, user access rights, and video distribution workflows. The solution enables decision makers and analysts to view, archive, retrieve, and manipulate ISR footage and tactical military video streams quickly — a benefit that makes it possible to exploit live and recorded video for actionable, real-time intelligence in the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop. FITIS also offers editing and collaboration capabilities for analyzing and sharing video assets with KLV/STANAG metadata.
“In today’s ISTAR market, the need for rapid, high-quality video delivery is paramount for the OODA loop. As a key player in this space, we look forward to demonstrating our fully integrated tactical FMV and point-to-point, stream-protected HEVC distribution solutions, all of which offer best-in-class video quality, latency, and SWaP,” said Mark Rushton, Business Development Director, VITEC.
VITEC will also exhibit innovations in ultra-low-latency video distribution for military and security applications. The first will be the MGW Ace Encoder and MGW Ace Decoder pair that delivers zero-latency contribution with 16 ms glass-to-glass latency thanks to the VITEC HEVC GEN2+ codec. This groundbreaking codec provides best-in-class HEVC video quality up to 4:2:2 10-bit, setting new industry standards in video quality, bit rate, and latency. For point-to-point applications, the solutions deliver bandwidth-efficient, error-free video streaming over lossy network, with support for transport protection technology allowing up to 30% packet loss or data corruptions.
04 Sep 19. Bittium Showcases its Expanded Product Portfolios for Tactical and Secure Communications at DSEI. Bittium Showcases its Expanded Product Portfolios for Tactical and Secure Communications at DSEI.
The tactical communications product portfolio being showcased at the event consists of advanced products that are meant for IP-based (Internet Protocol) data transfer, including the software-defined Bittium Tough SDR™ radios and Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ system. The products can be used on their own or as tactical communications systems that are resilient, enable situational awareness across the battlefield, and are compatible with each other and with third party devices and systems.
The product portfolio for secure communications consists of ultra secure smartphones belonging to the Bittium Tough Mobile™ product family, where the latest addition is the Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 smartphone, and their back-end systems. The information security of the smartphone-based solutions is built in layers starting from the device hardware. The multilayered information security and its unique features combined with the ease of use, make the smartphones and the supporting software solutions the perfect complete system for authorities and other customers who require a high level of information security. The smartphones are designed and manufactured in Finland and Bittium ensures supervised and secure manufacturing and supply of the smartphones to the customers.
Products and solutions showcased at the event:
- Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) is a Software Defined Radio based wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use. With the system MANET (mobile ad hoc network), link, and connection networks can be formed into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. Bittium TAC WIN is an excellent data transfer solution for example for weapon systems and unmanned vehicle platforms due to its mobility, low latency and high bandwidth features.
- Bittium Tough SDR™ product family consists of Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, tactical radio for vehicle installations. The uniquely wide range of frequency bands in the radios improves combat survivability, and using several waveforms, even simultaneously, improves compatibility and enables operations on different levels and missions.
- Bittium Tough Comnode™ fulfils the data transfer needs for mobile troops by functioning for example as a VoIP phone, an IP router, and an SHDSL repeater. Additionally, Bittium Tough Comnode enables also using legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of the IP-based tactical communication system (Radio over IP, RoIP).
- Bittium Tough VoIP™ product family’s products enable tactical IP calls and broadband data transfer even in demanding conditions. Products are also easily integrated to existing IP infrastructure.
- Bittium Tough Mobile™ product family consists of ultra secure Android-based smartphones that combine multilayered hardware- and software-based information security features with ease of use. The smartphones are designed and manufactured in Finland. Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone together with the Bittium Secure Suite™ back-end system is the first smartphone-based solution in the world that has been security certified to CONFIDENTIAL level.
- Bittium Secure Suite™ device management and encryption software product enables efficient utilization of the information security features of the smartphone as well as reliable mobile device management, remote attestation and securing the network connections of the device. Bittium Tough Mobile product family’s smartphones together with Bittium Secure Suite form a unique and reliable system for securely processing and transferring encrypted and classified material, and securing critical communications.
- Bittium SafeMove® Analytics is an advanced monitoring and reporting software module that helps authorities to monitor the quality of network connectivity and performance in critical communications. The Analytics tool gathers data of the factual service level experienced by the device fleet in order to improve the efficiency of authorities and other organizations using the software.
Bittium’s products and solutions are showcased at stand N3-550.
03 Sep 19. Kirintec launches multi-mission cyber electromagnetic solution. Kirintec is looking to offer customers a new multi-mission solution for cyber and electromagnetic activites (CEMA) with its K-CEMA Jupiter solution to be launched at DSEI 2019.
The new K-CEMA Jupiter looks to cover a large area of the EW spectrum form force protection jamming and UAV jamming to communications, EW and EW surveillance.
‘Over the last 10-15 years as threats evolved the answer for most western countries was to design a new box and a new set of technologies to meet that gap, what we’re trying to achieve with K-CEMA is a multi-mission system so it gives a whole load more future proofing,’ a company spokesperson told Shephard.
The benefits include a reduction in training burden because there are fewer systems to operate, less space is taken up in the cabin of a vehicle, if soldier borne the system reduces combat fatigue. There is also a reduction in power consumption.
The K-CEMA will also incorporate self-learning algorithms which will enable the system to identify threats and select relevant countermeasures.
The company said that it began development of the K-CEMA in January 2019 and it is a clean sheet design which has been self-funded.
There are a total of five modules within the system which can be customised to specific user requirements which include the addition of 5G capabilities, once that technology is fully matured.
The spokesperson said that there is a planned three year development path for the solution but ultimately it will be ready for market in September 2019.
The target market for the K-CEMA are described as western tier one users with large defence budgets. The company currently has existing government contracts with Five Eyes nations which could be a potential start for its K-CEMA customer base.
On price the company said that the user will ultimately save money because it is one solution rather than four separate systems.
‘It is surprisingly affordable I think,’ one spokesperson said.
Following the launch of the system at DSEI the company will be looking to book in customer demonstrations for early 2020.
K-CEMA can detect threat signals anywhere in the EME – 100KHz to 18GHz (20 MHz to 6 GHz), can deliver data collection and signal analysis on the move, and is able to deliver a selected countermeasure at the right frequency, power and time to deny the threat system to the adversary. (Source: Shephard)
04 Sep 19. Rohde & Schwarz to showcase an innovative portfolio of interoperable, high-performance communications and intelligence solutions for deployment on land, in the air and at sea. At this year’s DSEi. Rohde & Schwarz will push information superiority, situational awareness and spectrum dominance to the next level, presenting its full technology portfolio on booth S1-350. On display are SIGINT/EW systems, ICS for shipborne applications, networking radios for land based and airborne applications, encryption devices and test and measurement solutions for radar, alongside counter-UAS systems. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its operationally proven NAVICS integrated communications system for internal and SOVERON for external communications on all classes of ships.
As a leading supplier of SIGINT/EW solutions worldwide, Rohde & Schwarz will inform about advanced EW systems for enhancing the situational awareness during operations in the field, including components of next generation ELINT intercept solutions that have been established on the market for years. The core component will be revealed at the show.
Moreover, Rohde & Schwarz will present a counter-UAS solution that provides reliable drone detection and countering capabilities even under challenging signal scenarios.
Addressing network centric operations, Rohde & Schwarz will present its innovative SOVERON software defined radios (SDR) for tactical and airborne communications scenarios.
Furthermore, Rohde & Schwarz displays a broad range of hardware and software products to effectively protect networks and critical infrastructures against attacks.
02 Sep 19. Elbit Systems to Showcase Full Suite of C4I Battlefield Management Systems at DSEI. Elbit Systems will display a range of new and battle-proven solutions across the artillery, self-protection, intelligence, unmanned and avionics sectors.
Elbit Systems UK will showcase advanced systems across all areas of defensive capabilities at this year’s DSEI. The full range of capabilities will be located on stand S2-120, and there will be an extra display of the DOMINATOR equipment on the Royal Navy’s static display.
This year Elbit Systems UK will also be welcoming a team of Royal Air Force cyclists to DSEI, who will have cycled from RAF Valley to the ExCel Centre via RAF Marham using our Everysight Raptor glasses technology, raising money for SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said: “I am delighted that Elbit Systems UK will be showcasing such a diverse and wide-ranging set of equipment and technology this year. In the two years since the last DSEI we have developed our UK footprint exponentially and are excited to have the opportunity to show the depth and breadth of our expertise. We will be showcasing our next-generation air, land are maritime capabilities both on our stand and across our UK subsidiaries. We are also delighted to be official partners of the Royal Navy this year, with our DOMINATOR C4I suite, currently in trials with the Royal Marines, on show at the Static Display.”
- E-LynX™ is the newest generation of tactical communications based on powerful, advanced Software defined radio technology offering multi-band, multi-waveform tactical IP for simultaneous data and multiple voice sessions in wideband and narrowband waveforms on a single RF infrastructure.
- Weapon-Integrated Battle Management System (WinBMS™) provides a full-scale solution at the task force level and within the armoured combat platform based on integrated sensor and weapon systems, enhancing effectiveness and coordination of manoeuvring forces.
- TORC2H is an all-in-one C4I system for multi domain network operations thqat is operationally deployed in Land, Sea & Air military organizations around the world, including NATO and Five-Eyes countries.
- HattoriX is a man-packed Fire Support system that enables Forward Observers (FO) to passively, rapidly and independently acquire Category 1 (CAT-1) targets (Target Location error of few a meters).
- DOMINATOR™ is an integrated warrior combat suite designed to enhance the effectiveness of the dismounted soldier, comprised of:
- RAPTOR™ all-in-one wearable computing unit for the dismounted soldier.
- SmartNVG helmet-mountable navigation and C2 heads-up display add-on for night vision goggles.
- SmartEye soldier glasses for augmented situational awareness.
- Smart WristView compact computer and display, worn with a strap on the wrist or elsewhere.
- SmarTrack soldier wearable reliable location tracking and data link for GPS denied environments.
- SmartSight see-through augmented reality digital add-on for day-sights.
- Iron Fist is an advanced soft and hard kill active protection system for enhancing the self-defence capacity of armoured platforms.
- Laser Warning Systems provide armoured vehicle personnel with accurate warnings to support effective and timely responses to laser and radar-guided threats.
- Skylark™ I-LEX is man-portable electric propelled UAS best suited for reconnaissance, counter-insurgency, force protection missions as well as civil applications.
- Hermes™ 45 is a multi-mission Small Tactical UAS designed for land and maritime operations with a wide range of advanced payloads.
- THOR is a VTOL Mini-UAS is a low altitude multi-rotor platform, designed for a wide range of surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
Helmet Mounted Displays for Land and Airborne Platforms:
- IronVision™ is a groundbreaking Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system for AFVs that provides a 360-degree panoramic visualization of the surrounding environment. Integrated with critical mission data and enabling the crew to ‘see-through’ their vehicle’s armor in real time, IronVision allows fighting in “Closed Hatches”, while maintaining full situational awareness.
- Helmet Display and Tracking (HDTS) is an improved helmet mounted system for helicopter pilots that combines innovative line-of-sight technology and head-up display capabilities.
- EXTRA is a precise, long-range artillery rocket with a range of up to 150km and an accuracy of 10m CEP.
- M454 is a 155mm Super-High Explosive artillery projectile that introduces a solution based on a pre-fragmented drogue parachute warhead, designed to detonate at an optimum height above the target.
- Preditor Hawk is a long-range rocket for in-depth precision strikes, designed to attack and destroy high-priority targets at a range of up to 300km, and with an accuracy of less than 10m CEP.
- Accular is a highly accurate, combat-proven guided rocket designed to support ground forces.
Guided Mortar Munitions and Fuzes:
- STYLET is a multi-mode GPS/INS guided 120mm GMM designed for tactical combat units and Special-Forces with a range of 1000-8500m and high accuracy of less than 10 meters CEP.
Artillery and Weapon Stations:
- ATMOS is a truck-mounted howitzer that offers the advantages of superior fire power of legacy guns with enhanced mobility and rapid response time (presented in a 1:6 model).
- Remote Controlled Weapon Stations are designed for dynamic or static operation mounted on any armoured fighting vehicle, main battle tank or support platform without roof penetration.
- M339 is a 120mm Mortar high explosive multi-purpose tracer tank cartridge; M303 is a 120mm Mortar training cartridge specially developed to provide an affordable training solution to the Armoured Corps; M710 is a 125mm Mortar high explosive multi purpose tracer tank cartridge for the modern battlefield
22 Aug 19. PPM Systems to showcase Crossbow at DSEI. PPM Systems is returning to DSEI with new products for Specials Operations users. Featuring prominently will be the company’s Crossbow RF scanning/decode system for mission-critical electronic surveillance of the electromagnetic environment. Using the latest Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology; it provides decoding, analysis, recording and processing of off-air data to deliver a strategic advantage to special operations forces while allowing them to work at a distance in relative safety.
Also on display will be the Rodent 4 military RF over fibre system, which enables SIGINT antennas to be deployed at a long stand-off distance, allowing personnel to safely obtain radio spectrum intelligence from the intended target zone. Suitable for operation in extreme environmental conditions, the wideband RF system is typically deployed using a remote controlled vehicle, but can be carried by hand if required.
Other products being showcased include the impressive lightweight plastic filter technology and base transceiver station from new partner Corry Micronics. Long term PPM partners Antenna Research Associates (ARA) and JEM Engineering will again have popular EW and Mil Satcom antennas on the PPM Systems stand.
PPM Systems can be found on stand S2-318.
For more information about PPM Systems, please visit: www.ppmsystems.com.
16 Aug 19. HUBER+SUHNER will showcase the company’s latest solutions for the connected battlefield supporting C4ISR applications for secure data sharing, advanced intelligence and optimum operational planning capabilities. Making the combat zone more economical, efficient, safe and reliable, the connected battlefield combines leading products from HUBER+SUHNER to allow system engineers to deliver a range of integrated solutions for today’s mission critical military operations.
Witness the benefits of using fiber over what is commonly used in the market, in a complex live demonstration of the company’s industry leading solutions for Radio Frequency distribution over optical fiber (RFoF) systems. Attendees of DSEI will also be able to experience first-hand the shelter segment of the C4ISR market with demonstrations of connectivity and integration from HUBER+SUHNER in a shelter-like environment. Showcasing systems and controls to navigate the connected battlefield, the demonstration will feature HUBER+SUHNER EMP devices for manpack, ground-based and vehicular radio applications.
In addition, HUBER+SUHNER will showcase its extensive range of discreet and system-orientated solutions applicable including the latest updates to its industry leading portfolio of RF and microwave cabling for C4ISR applications, in addition to the latest GPS solutions for the connected combat zone at stand S8-135.
Spectra Group Plc
Spectra has a proven record of accomplishment – with over 15 years of experience in delivering secure communications and cybersecurity solutions for governments around the globe; elite militaries; and private enterprises of all sizes.
As a dynamic, agile, security accredited organisation, Spectra can leverage this experience to deliver Cyber Advisory and secure Hosted and Managed Solutions on time, to spec and on budget, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices.
Spectra’s SlingShot® is a unique low SWaP system that enables in-service U/VHF tactical radios to utilise Inmarsat’s commercial satellite network for BLOS COTM. Including omnidirectional antenna for the man, vehicle, maritime and aviation platforms, the tactical net can broadcast over 1000s miles between forward units and a rear HQ, no matter how or where the deployment. Unlike many BLOS options, SlingShot maintains full COTM (Communications On The Move) capability and low size and weight
On 23 November 2017, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd announced that it had recently been listed as a Top 100 Government SME Supplier for 2015-2016 by the UK Crown Commercial Services
Spectra’s CEO, Simon Davies, was awarded 2017 BATTLESPACE Businessman of the Year by BATTLESPACE magazine and is a finalist in the inaugural British Ex-Forces In Business Awards in the Innovator Of The Year category.
Founded in 2002, the Company is based in Hereford, UK and holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.