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Following the huge success of last year's event, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to attend Global MilSatCom 2006 - the largest independent military satellite communications conference in Europe.

Satellite communications will play a large part in future force transformation as every force seeks effective joint C4ISTAR and Network Centric/Enabled Capability. With the increased role of commercial satellites in enabling this capability and the introduction of innovative financial partnerships to acquire the necessary platforms/infrastructures, effective SatCom capability has now become viable for the majority of defence forces world-wide.
Now in its 8th year Global MilSatCom will evaluate specific doctrines, identify new requirements, and present the latest developments from the leading international case studies on procurement strategies and the operational deployment of specific programmes.

Other topics to be covered include future MilSatCom applications, new & future technologies, government-industry co-operation, interoperability, 'on the move' capability, COTS, legacy systems & platforms and the latest commercial opportunities within the MilSatCom marketplace.
An exceptional international speaker line-up includes:
  • Major General Mattheüs Johannes Du Toit, Government Information Technology Officer, Department of Defence, Republic of South Africa
  • Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh, Programme Manager, NATO SatCom and Deployable CIS, NATO C3 Agency
  • Ramon Segura, Applied CIS Technologies Branch, NATO C3 Agency
  • Vassil Grancharov, Director, State Agency for Information Technology and Communication, Bulgaria*
  • Elliot Maseko, Director, Space and Satellite Affairs, Department of Communications, South Africa
  • Colonel Roger Carey, Chief, Operations Division, United States European Command J6
  • Colonel Patrick H. Rayermann, Chief, Space & Missile Defense Division, US HQDA
  • Captain Giovanni Durando, Chief, SICRAL Network Management and Control Center, Ministry of Defence, Italy
  • Major Francisco Martin Alonso, Senior Engineer, Royal Air Force, Spain
  • Caroline Laurent, Syracuse III Program Manager, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Major General USAF (Retd) Robert Dickman, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Simon Kershaw, Team Leader, Satellite Acquisition IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Lieutenant Commander Pierre Hauwaert, SatCom Program Manager, French Navy
  • Giuseppe Viriglio, Director, Directorate of European Union and Industrial Programmes (D/EUI), European Space Agency
  • Wing Commander John "JW" Wariner, Officer Commanding Tactical Communications Wing, Royal Air Force,Brize Norton, UK
  • Todor Dragostinov, Head, Department of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and Complex Automatic Systems, Bulgaria*
  • Professor Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS, Director, Surrey Space Centre & Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology
  • Patrick Chatard Moulin, CIS Project Officer, Knowledge / Capability Directorate, European Defence Agency
  • Frederic Bouyer, Syracuse III System Architect, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Commander Thomas Lockhart, Leader, C4ISTAR, General Staff, French Navy



VENUE INFORMATION

The 8th annual Global MilSatCom is going to be held at the Millennium Conference Centre in Kensington, central London between 13 - 15 November.

The Centre's conference facilities are excellent and even more spacious than last year's; in addition to having a large exhibition suite we can comfortably seat nearly 300 delegates . This year's conference will include two workshops, a panel and special "future technology" sections which were specifically requested by our audience of Defence professionals.

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Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Special Address

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head of Government Services, SES ASTRA

8:50 SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS

Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh

Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh, Programme Manager for NATO SatCom and Deployable CIS, NATO C3 Agency

9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Major General Mattheüs Johannes du Toit

Major General Mattheüs Johannes du Toit, Government IT Officer (GITO) for the SA Department of Defence (DOD), Department of Defence, Republic of South Africa

9:30 RECENT NATO ACCESSION COUNTRY CASE STUDY – BULGARIA

  • MilSatCom programme overview
  • Present capability
  • Acquisition policy
  • Todor  Dragostinov

    Todor Dragostinov, Head of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and Complex Automatic Systems, State Agency for IT and Communications

    Vassil Grancharov

    Vassil Grancharov, Director, State Agency for IT and Communications

    10:00 THE EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY’S SATCOM INITIATIVE

    Patrick Chatard Moulin

    Patrick Chatard Moulin, CIS Project Officer, European Defence Agency

  • Basic Introduction to EDA
  • Political support to establishing PT SatCom & tasking of the PT
  • Outputs of the EDA SATCOM Studies
  • PT SatCom short-term activities
  • PT SatCom long-term activities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 INTEGRATING COMMERCIAL SATCOM FOR THE US MILITARY

    Colonel Patrick H. Rayermann

    Colonel Patrick H. Rayermann, Chief, Space & Missile Defense Division, US HQDA

  • US Military use of all forms of SATCOM is growing
  • Delivery of SATCOM is essential as the US Army evolves its future force
  • Commercial SATCOM now clearly part of US military infrastructure
  • A comprehensive architecture addressing all elements of SATCOM must be developed
  • Characteristics and elements of a comprehensive architecture
  • 11:30 COMMUNICATIONS ON THE MOVE

    Robert Demers

    Robert Demers, Acting President & Chief Executive Officer, Americom Government Services

  • Broadband IP-centric connectivity
  • Requirements and capability
  • Beyond technology: service requirements
  • Meeting the needs of today’s warfighter
  • 12:00 THE FRENCH MILSATCOM SYSTEM – SYRACUSE III

  • Flexibility selection for satellite architecture - how to prevent changes on operational requirements
  • The benefits of choosing EHF and Ka in order to get bandwidth,
  • How the SYRACUSE III architecture answers to a huge variety of missions
  • Finding a compromise between legacy and future, overall costs and SatCom diversity
  • Caroline Laurent

    Caroline Laurent, Syracuse III Program Manager, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France

    Frederic  Bouyer

    Frederic Bouyer, Syracuse III System Architect, Ministry of Defence, France

    12:30 PPP/PFIS : AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO MEET GOVERNMENT OUTSOURCING REQUIREMENTS

    Eric Beranger

    Eric Beranger, Chief Executive Officer, ASTRIUM SERVICES

  • A key word - partnership
  • Ensuring value for money and cost effectiveness
  • Quality of service
  • Challenges faced when developing PPP/PFIs
  • Some current projects
  • 13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by Eutelsat

    14:30 USE OF SATCOM FOR THE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION SERVICES

    Steve Smart

    Steve Smart, Sales and Marketing Director, LogicaCMG

  • Combining reliable and secure satellite-based communication systems with information systems
  • Delivering information services to provide situation awareness
  • Adding value to information services
  • 15:00 DISTRIBUTED CONNECTIVITY TO THE MOBILE WARFIGHTER

    "D" D'Ambrosio , Vice President, Government Services, Inmarsat

  • Distributed Connectivity Requirements
  • Lower echelon commanders and the need for delivery devices
  • Evolution of a commercial system to meet the challenge
  • IP-based system offers true flexibility to warriors
  • COTM is a critical component to manoeuvre warfare
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 NAVAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – NAVAL VSAT SYSTEMS

  • System network applications - IP, voice data and broadcast services for operational and welfare applications
  • Commercial and technical developments for agile and cost-effective bandwidth use
  • Recent case studies
  • Future developments , integration with military networks
  • Managing world-wide coverage solutions
  • Nicholas JD Daly

    Nicholas JD Daly, Regional Director, UK, Ireland and The Netherlands, Eutelsat UK

    Laurent Paul

    Laurent Paul, Director Mesh Maritime VSAT Services, Eutelsat

    16:30 NEW-GENERATION MILSATCOM: LESSON LEARNED & PREPARING THE FUTURE

    Jerome Bendell

    Jerome Bendell, Vice President for Defence and Security, Alcatel Alenia Space

  • Current & future milsatcom requirements
  • Operational use of milsatcom : SYRACUSE & SICRAL examples
  • NATO programmes & requirements
  • User segment issue
  • Network-Centric Warfare SatCom: rise of new solutions
  • Procurement environment: less money to do more
  • Co-operation in Europe: a new deal?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Head of Government Services, SES ASTRA

    17:15 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION Sponsored by ASTRA & Americom Government Services

    8:15 Re-registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Special Address

    Major General (Ret'd) Robert Dickman

    Major General (Ret'd) Robert Dickman, Executive Director, AIAA

    8:55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - THE ROLE OF MILSATCOM AND ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGIES IN MEETING THE ASPIRATIONS FOR A NATO NETWORK-ENABLED CAPABILITY (NNEC)

  • The importance of survivability and diversification - The commercial dimension
  • Emerging technologies, their application and affordability
  • The user perspective and operational expectations
  • The immediate way forward for NATO in pursuing its "level of ambition"
  • Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh

    Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh, Programme Manager for NATO SatCom and Deployable CIS, NATO C3 Agency

    Ramon Segura

    Ramon Segura, Applied CIS Technologies Branch, NATO

    9:25 NETWORK-CENTRIC WARFARE - TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

    Frank Prautzsch

    Frank Prautzsch, Director, Business Development, and Advanced Concepts , Raytheon

  • Defence and warfighter direction and vision for the future within austere budgets
  • Emergency communications for national and international consequence management
  • Emerging new technologies and services that must be integrated with MILSATCOM
  • Near Space and MilSatCom not versus MilSatCom
  • The Future
  • 9:55 CURRENT CAPABILITY IN CURRENT OPERATIONS

    Wing Commander John

    Wing Commander John "JW" Wariner, Officer Commanding, Tactical Communications Wing , Royal Air Force

  • The challenges of deploying legacy SATCOM
  • Reducing the deployed footprint
  • Information requirements in current operational theatres
  • The need for a coherent information infrastructure for scalability, flexibility and interoperability
  • 10:25 Morning Coffee

    10:55 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Colonel Roger Carey

    Colonel Roger Carey, Chief, Operations Division, UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND

  • A COCOM perspective to AOR
  • Cyberspace a domain of war
  • Exercising information assurance
  • 11:25 MOBILE COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON THE MOVE

  • Meeting the increasing military demand for mobile communication services
  • Challenges faced when developing technology and systems that support "comms-on-the-move"
  • Current application services
  • Future application of systems and equipment
  • Brigadier General USAF (Rtd) Bernard K. Skoch

    Brigadier General USAF (Rtd) Bernard K. Skoch, , Iridium Satellite

    11:55 SECURITY IN MILITARY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

  • Which waveform for which application projected forces use as per today concept of operation
  • Bringing together the best of the two worlds: military (TRANSEC protection) and civilian (efficient waveform, optimisation of the satellite resource use)
  • Benefits for tactical applications such as UAV and other 'On The Move' requirements
  • Use of civilian satellite resources
  • Secure communications: an easy to implement new services for satellite operators
  • Laurent  Morin

    Laurent Morin, Syracuse III Groung Segment Program Manager, Thales Communications

    Laurent  Morin

    Laurent Morin, Syracuse III Groung Segment Program Manager, Thales Communications

    12:25 MILITARY SATCOM IN THE DEPLOYED ENVIRONMENT

  • Flexibility and resistance to support unpredictable deployment
  • Requirements of expeditionary forces
  • Network resilience and protection
  • Communications networks to support information services
  • Rick Greenwood

    Rick Greenwood, Space Director, Paradigm Secure Communications

    Aidan Joy

    Aidan Joy, Director, Network Operations, Paradigm Services

    12:55 THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

    Elliot Maseko

    Elliot Maseko, Director, Space & Satellite Affairs, Department Of Communications, South Africa

  • Current and future capabilities
  • Integrating SatCom policy and technology into current frameworks
  • The future of SatCom within South Africa and the challenges ahead
  • 13:25 NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by Thales Communications

    14:45 FUTURE SATELLITE NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE FRENCH NAVY

  • Commercial comparisons that could help make the vision of reliable, mobile navy SatCom capability a reality
  • The integration of satcom within France’s global naval networking organisation
  • Tactical data link relay or reachback through milsatcom
  • The integration of maritime security forces within military networks for safety enhancement
  • Commander Thomas Lockhart

    Commander Thomas Lockhart, Leader, C4ISTAR, French Navy

    Lieutenant Commander Pierre Hauwaert

    Lieutenant Commander Pierre Hauwaert, SatCom Program Manager, French Navy

    15:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: SATELLITE AND SATELLITE TERMINAL MARKET FORECAST

    Panel Participants:

  • Dylan Browne, CEO, London Satellite Exchange
  • Mike Holdsworth, Space and Defense Manager, Metrodata
  • Frank Prautzsch, Director, Business Development and Advanced Concepts, Raytheon Integrated Communication Systems
  • John Gargasz, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning, DRS Codem Systems
  • Martin Jarrold

    Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programe Development, GVF

    Dylan Browne

    Dylan Browne, CEO, The London Satellite Exchange

    Mike Holdsworth

    Mike Holdsworth, Space and Defense Manager, Metrodata

    John Gargasz

    John Gargasz, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning , DRS Codem Systems

    15:55 THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN LAUNCH SERVICES (SHORT FILM)

    Jean-Yves Le Gall

    Jean-Yves Le Gall, C E O, Arianespace

  • Enabling independent access to space
  • Ariane’s provision of launch vehicles
  • 16:15 SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION Sponsored by Arianespace

    16:45 FURTHER INNOVATION IN THE ACQUISITION AND DELIVERY OF MILITARY SATCOM

    Simon Kershaw

    Simon Kershaw, Satellite Acquisition Team IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Delivering network-enabled capability and end-to-end services
  • Success through government and industry partnerships
  • Technology Insertion
  • 17:15 SMALL SATELLITES FOR RESPONSIVE MILITARY SPACE

    Professor Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS

    Professor Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS, Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

  • What are 'small satellites'
  • Their applications and military utility
  • Optical, radar and surveillance
  • Where is it leading?
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (Ret'd) Robert Dickman

    Major General (Ret'd) Robert Dickman, Executive Director, AIAA

    17:55 NETWORKING DRINKS AT THE PUB Sponsored by Paradigm Secure Communications & Astrium Services

    8:15 Re-registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ross  Bateson

    Ross Bateson, Editor, Satellite Finance

    9:00 THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY’S MILITARY SATELLITE POLICY

  • Status
  • New developments
  • Dual technologies
  • Global networking
  • Position in respect to the rest of the world
  • Giuseppe Viriglio

    Giuseppe Viriglio, Director of EU and Industrial Programmes, European Space Agency

    Jose Maria  Casas

    Jose Maria Casas, Head, Services Projects Division, European Space Agency

    9:30 SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE SPANISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

    Major Francisco Martín Alonso

    Major Francisco Martín Alonso, Senior Engineer (Electronics & Communications), Spanish Air Force

  • Spanish MoD user ground segment SeComSat programme
  • Spanish MoD services procurement SatCom programme
  • SatCom system description
  • Service availability for allies and friendly countries
  • 10:00 INTEROPERABILITY - WHY, WHEN & HOW

    Ian Canning

    Ian Canning, Vice President, Europe, Stratos Global

  • The need for seamless connectivity across multiple communications bearers
  • Why do we need commercial services?
  • Information security requirements
  • Seamless integration of solutions
  • Enhancement/extension of MilSatCom solutions
  • Expanded reach & reaction
  • Morale benefits of additional communications
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 NEXT-GENERATION GLOBAL SERVICES

    Dr Klaus-Peter Doerpelkus

    Dr Klaus-Peter Doerpelkus, Space Initiatives Manager EMEA, Cisco Systems

  • Market analysis - past, present and future trends
  • IP networking for next-generation global services
  • Merged space-to-ground architecture
  • Lessons learned and implementations
  • Satellite connectivity to Cisco's integrated services routers
  • 11:30 ITALIAN MILITARY SATCOM: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

    Captain Giovanni Battista Durando

    Captain Giovanni Battista Durando, Chief, Communications and Payload Control Department, SICRAL Network Management and Control Center, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  • SICRAL: the Italian military satellite network in support of national and NATO operational requirements
  • The Italian future military SatCom operational requirements
  • EHF/Ka Band requirement expansion: space and ground segment update
  • Conclusions
  • 12:00 THE THREAT TO SATCOM THROUGH INTERFERENCE

    Mark Parry

    Mark Parry, Business Development, SatComs and Navigation, QinetiQ

  • Deliberate or accidental interference
  • Types & trends of interference
  • Satellite operators' response and counter-measures
  • Mitigation & tools
  • Assuring satellite communications links
  • 12:30 PLANNING CAPACITY FOR KEY AREAS

    Nigel Gibson

    Nigel Gibson, Vice President, Europe Sales, SES NEW SKIES

    Simon Gatty Saunt

    Simon Gatty Saunt, Director of European Sales, SES NEW SKIES

    13:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Ross  Bateson

    Ross Bateson, Editor, Satellite Finance

    13:10 NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by Inmarsat

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    MilSatCom & the Global Information Security Guarantee
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    MilSatCom & the Global Information Security Guarantee

    Millennium Conference Centre
    15th November 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    Meeting Satcom Needs of Future Warfighters
    Workshop

    Meeting Satcom Needs of Future Warfighters

    Millennium Conference Centre
    15th November 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    Millennium Conference Centre

    4-18 Harrington Gardens
    London SW74LH
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