Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success. Simply put, Spectra's rugged solutions Capture, Process, and Display your mission-critical data in the harshest environmental conditions. In the air, at sea, on land, and in space; We simplify integration.


Data Acquisition

Sensor Recording


Mission Computing

Encrypted Storage

NAS & File Serving

Processing & Routing






Hugh Tarver

Business Director

Hugh Tarver, Business Director at Galleon Embedded Computing, possesses an impressive track record in the aerospace and defense industry. With over 30 years of experience, he has honed his skills in product development, program management, and technical sales.

Before joining Galleon, Hugh served as Engineering Manager at Curtiss Wright Controls, where he led a team of electronics and software engineers. His tenure at VMETRO Ltd. further enriched his industry knowledge and leadership skills. Hugh also held engineering roles at Transtech DSP and Transtech Parallel Systems, contributing to the innovation and reliability of embedded processor, DSP, and IO board level products.

Hugh earned his BEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton. His focus on product reliability, customer satisfaction, and innovation aligns with Galleon’s mission. His extensive experience and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset to the Galleon leadership team.