SlingShot is a simple concept in that it provides BLOS and COTM capability to existing tactical 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 or UHF TacSat mode, providing a significant range extension to line of sight.
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 troops face a real challenge if technology reduces the amount of ammunition, food and water that can be carried. The SlingShot footprint is minimal and the manpack system can take power from in-service batteries, so the operator isn’t required to purchase/carry different battery types and support different charging systems.
A full manpack radio system weighs under 2kg, with operational life of up to 24 hours between charges.