Originally developed for private security industries, the Spectrum Device is a small handheld transceiver with an electromagnetic spectrum analyser. Its standard grip is designed to fit a range of directional antennas with varying frequency ranges.
One common use for these devices is for jamming drones. When fitted with other antennas however, it allows the operator to receive and identify a myriad of signals, as well as to record and transmit them.
An integrated screen lets users tune to desired frequency bands, but also analyse the strength and quality of signals. Several extra features have been added to the device's firmware after initial manufacturing and field feedback, including a compass and other useful navigation aids. Not originally incorporated into the grip, night use is sometimes facilitated by jerry-rigging a weapon-mounted torch/flashlight onto it.
The Spectrum Device does not feature standalone variants. Rather, it is modified by switching between three types of antennas that can pick up signals at specific wavelength ranges.
All three antennas weigh a "mass" of 6 units apiece. Only one antenna may be attached at any given time:
- It is specifically produced by a German Armaverse company named Kaiserkom GmbH.
- The Spectrum Device is purely cosmetic outside of the First Contact campaign and is not functional in regular, unscripted gameplay.
- It is the first non-lethal handheld "sidearm" in the series that isn't a flare gun.
|NATO - Armoury (ArmA 3)|
|Handguns||4-five .45 • P07 9 mm* • Spectrum Device|
|Submachine guns||Vermin .45|
|Carbines||MXC 6.5 mm*|
|Assault rifles||MX series (MX*, MX 3GL*) • SDAR 5.56 mm • SPAR-16 series* (SPAR-16*, SPAR-16 GL*)|
|Designated marksman rifles||Mk-I EMR 7.62 mm • MAR-10 .338* • MXM 6.5 mm • SPAR-17 7.62 mm*|
|Sniper rifles||M320 LRR .408|
|Squad automatic weapons||MX SW 6.5 mm* • SPAR-16S 5.56 mm*|
|Launchers||MAAWS Mk4 Mod 1* • PCML* • Titan MPRL • Titan MPRL Compact|
|Static||Mk6 Mortar • Mk30 • Mk32 • Remote Designator • Static Titan Launcher (AA, AT)|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
* denotes weapons also used or are exclusive to the CTRG sub-faction.
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC
|Non-lethal||Binoculars • Chemlights • Compass • Flares • GPS • Infrared Strobes • Laser Designator • Mine Detector • Night Vision Goggles • Rangefinders • Smoke Grenades • Spectrum Device • Toolkit • UAV Terminal • Watch|
|Lethal||Explosives • Hand Grenades • Landmines • Underbarrel grenade launcher (Cold War Assault, Armed Assault, ArmA 2, ArmA 3)|
|Medical||First Aid Kit • Medikit|