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SMi Group, organizers of Global MilSatcom, is proud to present the 3rd instalment to its successful MilSatCom USA series as it returns to Arlington, Virginia on June 27th and 28th 2018.


With the FY18 National Defence Authorization Act (NDA Act) promising ‘Fundamental Reform of National Security Space’ as well as the Wideband Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) expected to conclude in the first half of the year, MilSatCom USA will provide the perfect forum to address pressing issues facing the future of US MilSatCom programmes.


This year’s conference will return as the leading forum in the US with a specific MilSatCom focus bringing together senior military, government and industry representatives from US and allied forces.
 

As well as discussing the NDA Act and Wideband AoA, with a variety of threats developing in space, MilSatCom USA will discuss the importance of resilience and protection in future architectures and will endeavour to find mutual definitions of both to assist with allied collaboration moving forwards.


In addition, with the potential of providing better proliferation, protection from jamming, and smaller terminal requirements the next generation small sat LEO constellation will be a critical discussion point.
 

• Hear about the implications of the National Defence Authorization Act 2018 and the Wideband AoA and how these will impact on future MilSatCom and space systems moving forward
• Hear an update from Air Force Space Command and Strategic Command on their response to evolving threats
• Learn about the MilSatCom programmes from national allies and how international collaboration can benefit future strategies
• Join the discussion on key topics of resilient MilSatCom architectures and the military utilisation of ComSatCom systems
• With the era of mega-constellations in LEO fast approaching, debate how best government and industry can utilise these capabilities to meet operational requirements
 

 • Directors of J6
• Heads of Space Branch
• MilSatCom Programme Managers
• Heads of C4ISR
• Directors of Network Services
• Heads of Space Policy

 

53rd Signal Battalion; Airbus; Airbus Defence & Space; Australian Department of Defence; BAE Systems Inc; boeing; British Defence Staff; British Embassy; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Defence Liaison Staff; Canadian DND/DG Space; Comtech Command and Control Technologies; Comtech Telecommunications Corp; DARPA; Datapath; Defence Information Systems Agency; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) ; Defense Information Systems Agency/IE22; Department for International Trade; Dept. of Commerce-ITA; DISA; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; GSA; HQ SACT - NATO; Hughes Network Systems; IDIRECT GOVERNMENT; Inmarsat, Inc; Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada; Intelsat General; Intelsat General Corporation; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Knight Sky; L3 Technologies; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; MACOM; MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Australia; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Object Management Group; Orbital ATK; Orbital Research; PDSA Staff; Radiance Technologies; RT Logic; SAF/SP; Semper Fortis Solutions; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC; SMC/MCI; SpaceNews, Inc; Spectra Group; Thales Alenia Space; The Aerospace Corporation; The Avascent Group; The Joint Staff; The Traville Group; U.S North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Air Force Cost Analysis Agency; U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command; U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory; U.S. Army; U.S. Centcom; U.S. Department of Defence; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Headquarters Department of the Army; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center; U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Strategic Command; ViaSat; White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy; World Teleport Association; XTAR;

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Inmarsat

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http://www.inmarsat.com/government/us-government/

Inmarsat is a long-time trusted partner to the U.S. government, delivering the world’s most advanced global, mobile SATCOM services that are highly reliable, secure and affordable. Built with government users in mind, Inmarsat provides resilient, flexible and scalable alternatives that augment military satellite resources, anytime, anywhere. Learn more: http://www.inmarsat.com/government/us-government/


Lockheed Martin

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http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


XTAR, LLC

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.xtar.com/

XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

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Shephard Media

Key Media Partners
http://www.shephardmedia.com/

Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

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