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With the ever-growing demand for improved communications capabilities, the need for survivable and secure bandwidth, across continental distances, continues to increase exponentially. Satellite communications are now in the reach of many nations via improved technology and innovative means of financing, and the options for both customers and providers across the spectrum shows how essential satellite communications are to the project of radical transformation.

Benefits of Attending:
Summarise the latest advances in the MilSatCom arena
Identify new opportunities and developments in military communications
Network with key decision makers at this dedicated forum
Further your knowledge of key transformational technologies
Promote your solutions for military's communications needs

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

General Robert Dickman, Deputy for Military Space, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, US Department of Defence
Gary Blohm, SES, Director, Space and Terrestrial Communications, US Army
Colonel Ciro Minutello, Chief, Telecommunication Office, CIS Department, General Staff, Ministry of Defence, Italy
Michael Rupar, Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, Naval Research Laboratory
Commander Rodolphe Paris, SATCOM Program Manager, French Navy
Senior Representative, DEC Terrestrial and Satellite Communications, Ministry of Defence, UK*
Simon Kershaw, Satellite Acquisition Team IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
David Helfgott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Americom Government Services
Rick Sanford, Director, Space Initiatives, Global Defense, Space and Security, Cisco Systems
Dylan Browne, Managing Director, London Satellite Exchange
Nicolas Daly, General Manager, Eutelsat
* Subject to Final Confirmation

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head, Government Services, ASTRA

9:10 SPECIAL ADDRESS

General Robert Dickman

General Robert Dickman, Deputy for Military Space, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, US Department of Defense

  • A new generation solution to fulfill ever-increasing transmission and data requirements
  • Applying the revolution in military communications to the ISR task
  • Providing a fully deployable C4ISTAR capability in support of US operations
  • 9:40 SATCOM FOR THE ARMY

    Gary Blohm

    Gary Blohm, SES, Director, Space and Terrestrial Communications, US Army

  • It is about connectivity
  • SATCOM on the move
  • The integrated part of the tactical network
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee sponsored by Arianespace

    11:00 EUROPEAN ADVANCES IN SATCOM

  • Italy’s military satellite communications requirements – overview
  • The SICRAL project – operational effectiveness
  • Interoperability with allied systems
  • The future: SICRAL 2
  • Colonel Ciro Minutello

    Colonel Ciro Minutello, Chief, Telecommunication Office, CIS Department, General Staff, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    Commander Giovanni Durando

    Commander Giovanni Durando, Manager, Communication Services, Military Satellite Control and Management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    11:40 ACHIEVING FRENCH AND ALLIED MILSATCOM

  • French MilSatCom Program - Syracuse
  • National space assets and policies: Syracuse II - ground segment enhancements
  • Syracuse III - a seamless integrated network
  • Space and ground segment - modem XXl - broadcasting
  • Best value for money acquisition plan
  • International matters: NATO, co-operation and agreements that could be offered
  • Commander Rodolphe Paris

    Commander Rodolphe Paris, SATCOM Program Manager, French Navy

    Jerome Bendell

    Jerome Bendell, Vice President Defence, Alcatel

    12:20 Networking Lunch sponsored by Eutelsat with presentation:
    TRANSATLANTIC POLICY PERSPECTIVES FOR MILSATCOM

    Jean-Paul Brillaud

    Jean-Paul Brillaud, Deputy CEO, Eutelsat

    Transatlantic policy perspectives for MilSatCom

    14:00 TRI-SERVICE MILSATCOM FOR UK FORCES

  • An update on the Skynet 5 system development and procurement programme
  • Military and commercial interests in partnership
  • Sale and leasing of bandwidth
  • Interoperability with existing systems and continuity of service with Skynet 4
  • The practical requirements of the PFI contract with the MoD
  • The commercial elements of the Skynet contract
  • The procurement strategy for Skynet 5
  • Selling and providing bandwidth on a commercial basis to supplement income
  • A new way for NATO MilSatCom?
  • A UK military perspective
  • Achievements to date and the customers future requirements
  • Simon Kershaw

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

    Richard Spalding

    Richard Spalding, Terrestrial and Satellite Communications - Reach Back, DEC (CCII)

    Andy Stroomer

    Andy Stroomer, Projects Director, Paradigm Secure Communications

    Peter Dingley

    Peter Dingley, Skynet 5 Programme Operations Manager, EADS Astrium

    15:40 Afternoon Tea sponsored by Arianespace

    16:10 CASE STUDIES

    Peter Malmberg

    Peter Malmberg, Engineer, Naval Materiel Command Denmark

  • Present usage of Satcom in various environments
  • Royal Danish Navy Satellite Communications - Military Use of Civilian Services
  • Communication requirements
  • Comparison of military and civilian satellite systems
  • VSAT antenna usage on military vessels
  • Joint hub programme between Danish Army and Air Force
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:00 Networking Drinks reception sponsored by ASTRA

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chris Forrester

    Chris Forrester, Editor, EMEA, SATMAGAZINE

    9:10 MILSATCOM POST 2000

  • The new needs of the projected and special forces in terms of interoperability, security and mobility
  • Evolution of the Ground Segment Architectures and the Syracuse III example
  • Transmission security: the EPM modem XXI and the future area of use
  • The highly tactical communications: the TALISMAN system concept and terminals
  • The ‘On The Move’ communications: concept and technology
  • Patrick Heuline

    Patrick Heuline, Director, SATCOM Strategy and Business Development, Thales

    Geoff Blanchfield

    Geoff Blanchfield, Business Manager, Signature Management, Thales

    9:50 EUROPEAN ACCESS TO SPACE

    Patrick Rudloff

    Patrick Rudloff, Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Arianespace

  • The armed forces part in diplomacy
  • How space operations help leaders take the right actions
  • Advantages of such space tools
  • Ways to utilise them:
  • national
  • bilateral
  • multinational
  • The European example of co-operation
  • How space is of crucial importance to achieving a "zero dead" requirement
  • How space has become a tool for the politician or diplomat to resolve conflicts
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EXTENDING THE POWER OF THE NETWORK IN SPACE

    Klaus-P Dörpelkus

    Klaus-P Dörpelkus, Space Initiatives Manager EMEA, Cisco Systems

  • Public/Private partnerships
  • Benefits of using IP in satellite communications
  • Mission critical cost savings
  • Engendered standards-based solutions
  • Proven results: commercial mobile router tested in orbit
  • 11:40 ENABLING REDUNDANT, FLEXIBLE AND TRANSPORTABLE SOLUTIONS

    Paul Heinerscheid

    Paul Heinerscheid, President and CEO, SATLYNX

  • Maintain communication in emergency cases
  • Being flexible on provided services (voice and data)
  • Enabling continuous supervision systems
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    16:20 CONCLUDING REMARKS

    David Helfgott

    David Helfgott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Americom Government Services

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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