Spectra Group (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that they are once again sponsoring the Soldiering On Awards

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that they are once again sponsoring the Soldiering On Awards which will this year take place on April 5th 2019 at the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster, London. The evening will focus on highlighting the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country as well as individuals and groups who work together with the Armed Forces Community.
As in previous years, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd is sponsoring the Sporting Excellence category. This category recognises a person who has overcome their disability or injury to excel in the field of sport. There are 5 nominees in this category. The CEO of Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, Simon Davies, will present the award to the winner.
Now in its ninth year, the Soldiering On Awards have partnered with X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) – a 100% not for profit Community Interest Company. There are thirteen categories in total, honouring a broad range of achievements from Sporting Excellence, Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Family Values as well as celebrating those who have taken their military experience and turned it into a successful business.
Each category will be rigorously judged by an independent panel co-chaired by the Awards’ President, General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE MC, DL, and Vice President Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change.
Additionally, the recipient of the People’s Choice Award and Animal Partnership Award will be voted for by the public through the Soldiering On Awards website www.soldieringon.org. Voting will be open from February 13th to March 4th.

Spectra Group’s SlingShot selected to participate in US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019)

Spectra Group is an internationally renowned specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, specifically optimized for use in remote and challenging environments, with offices in UK and USA. Following recent contract successes in the US, particularly with their battle-winning SlingShot tactical communications system, Spectra Group (US) Inc has been selected by the US DoD to take part in the 2019 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) at Fort Benning.

The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) is the US Army’s premier venue for small unit modernization, providing capability developers, the Science and Technology (S&T) community, and industry with a repeatable, credible, rigorous, and validated operational experiment, supporting both concept and material development. The AEWE is an annual campaign of experimentation to place cutting edge prototype technologies into the hands of Soldiers to solve small unit tactical problems. The Manoeuvre Battle Lab, as part of the Army Futures Command (AFC), executes AEWE to accelerate near and midterm Army modernization and provide bottom up input to capability development, by providing early and iterative feedback on prototypes in a tactical setting. AEWE is the “first step” of a larger Army and Joint Experimentation enterprise.

Being demonstrated at AEWE, Spectra’s SlingShot adds voice and data BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications On The Move) to in-service tactical VHF and UHF radios. In addition to standard voice and data C2, it can enable capabilities such as remote biometric analysis, fire mission planning, tracking and inter-agency operations. Man-portable, vehicle, maritime or aviation-borne, useable on the move, delivering flexible channel leasing and with minimal increase in training-burden, SlingShot redefines tactical communication capabilities.

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”. He added: “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”.