SlingShot Aviation Capability

SlingShot is a lightweight unit that converts existing tactical radios to TacSat, maintaining real-time BLOS comms in all situations and locations.

Providing low-latency voice and data connectivity to tactical radio networks and utilising L-TAC, Inmarsat’s I-4 L-band network, SlingShot delivers Beyond Line of Sight communications to users of UHF and VHF radios.

  • Designed to support in-service radios
  • Supports UHF & VHF military and commercial frequencies
  • Omni-directional antennas
  • Utilises Narrow Beams, Customised Beams and Relocatable Beams
  • Flexible Airtime Leasing according to requirement
  • Data enabled

There are SlingShot options for Aviation, when on foot (SlingShot Manpack), in a land-based vehicle (SlingShot Vehicle) or on water (SlingShot Maritime).


The SlingShot Walk-on Fit for Aviation straightforwardly connects aircraft to a BLOS tactical radio network

Access to military airframes can be limited and there are often times when aircraft of opportunity are leased from commercial providers to support a mission.

In either situation Spectra’s aviation solution allows end users to continue mission planning and communicate over strategic and tactical distances.

If military fixed or rotary wing aircraft are available the aviation antenna can be permanently installed ready to be utilised when passengers embark. For example, users operating with a Manpack system can unplug from the Manpack antenna and plug straight into the aircraft fit. Alternatively, the walk-on-bag can be used to if the radio operator does not permanently carry a SlingShot system.

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For more detail on each SlingShot system, choose from below