The Requirement: Maintain command and control over widely dispersed areas
Isolated teams operating in remote and hostile areas cannot rely on terrestrial or line of sight communications. High tempo operations must not be delayed waiting for communications infrastructure to be established. Dedicated government and military TACSAT channel availability is in short supply and does not deliver relaible comms on the move (COTM). A resilient and battle-proven BLOS alternative is required. It must maintain security integrity and COTM and be available to all platforms.
The Solution: Extend the range of tactical radios beyond line of sight
SlingShot enables in-service tactical radios to work over L-Band COMSATCOM. It provides low-latency voice and data connectivity, enabling tactical radios on any platform to utilise Inmarsat’s L-TAC™ global constellation.
Vehicle mounted, on the person, on helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and in maritime applications, using small omnidirectional antennas which do not require pointing, SlingShot maintains voice and low-bandwidth data communications over 1000s of kilometers.
The L-Band tactical net unifies radios of different frequency bands to aid interopability between nations, agencies and partners, while flexible lease options and dedicated bandwidth guarantee a high quality service tailored to meet specific requirements.
Improve command & control and situational awareness – SlingShot extends the tactical voice and data net over 1000s kms, in remote and contested locations.
Improve synchronisation of tactical effort by preventing isolation and breaks in C2 communications.
More efficient and effective mission planning with beyond line of sight tactical nets between any platform, at high speed, and without the need to establish ground based or airborne repeater stations.
Interoperate with joint forces, coalition partners, first responders and agencies, unifying on an L-Band tactical net, enabled by SlingShot, no matter which UHF/VHF radio is in use.
Reduce the burden on the soldier because the low power requirement for SlingShot ensures a small (handheld) radio can be utilised, meaning battery life is increased significantly. The low weight and small form factor removes the need for essential items to be sacrificed to carry additional bulky equipment.
Save budget on equipment by using in-service radios for BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications on the Move).
Save time and training – with no additional radio training necessary, the ease of use, configuration and operation of SlingShot can be learned in half a day.
Improve capability for less cost through L-TACs flexible lease options. Airtime leases run from one week upwards and plans can be tailored to meet specific requirements