SlingShot is a simple concept, in that it provides BLOS and COTM capability to existing UHF and VHF radios, without any change to in-service equipment or security.
The radio operates in exactly the same way as it does in line of sight mode, providing a significant range extension.
Depending on the satellite option chosen this could be many thousands of miles within a single satellite footprint or globally if switched between satellites.
Real estate on mounted platforms is limited and dismounted personnel face a real challenge if technology reduces the amount of food , water and supplies that can be carried. The SlingShot footprint is minimal and the manpack system can take power from radio batteries, so the operator isn’t required to purchase/carry different battery types and support different charging systems.
A full manpack system weighs under 2kg with operational life of up to 24 hours between charges