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SMi are proud to announce the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 6th- 8th November 2018 covering the latest crucial developments across the military satellite sector in-depth. As ‘the final frontier’ continues to become ever more contested, congested and competitive the future of terrestrial operations is increasingly defined by developments in the fourth domain.

With this in mind, and as space becomes ever more complex, Europe’s leading military satellite event will return to discuss key challenges and opportunities at this crucial time. Analysing vital themes within the SATCOM community, this year’s event will delve into constellation capacity and robustness, SATCOM on-the-move and the growing efforts to harmonise interoperability of platforms – as well as hearing key national updates from around the globe including the UK MoD’s Skynet 6 programme.

New to this year: a dedicated pre-conference focus day on 5th November 2018 exploring the rise of disruptive technologies, including the impact small satellite constellations and new launch providers will have for the military community.

With over 500 attendees, 4 networking receptions and over 7 hours of networking, Global MilSatCom remains the key diary date for anyone within the military space domain. 
 

Previous Attendees Include;
 

Actia Telecom; Advantech Wireless Inc.; AICOX SOLUCIONES S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Americas, Inc.; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Group; AQYR; ARIANESPACE; Army of the Czech Republic; Arralis Technologies Ltd ; Astrium Services; Astronics AeroSat; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent UK; BAAINbw; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Belgian Defense; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Navy; BT; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; Canadian Department of Defense; CCISE; China Academy of Space Technology; CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech EF Data ; Comtech Xicom Technology; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe Limited; COMUKAMPHIBFOR; CPI Satcom Division ; Ctech Information Tech; Danish Defence; Danish Defence and Acquisition Organisation; Defence Space Administration; Deloitte Consulting; Deloitte.; DISA; DLR Space Adminstration; DSTL; EEAS, Belgium; esc Aerospace; ETL Systems Ltd; EU Commission; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Ministry of Defence; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; German MoD; Gilat Satellite Networks; Globecomm; GovSat; GovSat S.A; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; HISDESAT; HMGCC; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Janes; Inmarsat, Inc; INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSTECHNIK; INSA; Inster; Integrasys S A; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian MoD; Italian National Armaments Directorate ; Italian Navy; Japanese Cabinet Office; Joint Staff; JSAT International Inc. ; KRATOS; Kratos Defense And Security; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; L3 Technologies; L3 Technologies, GCS Division; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; LuxGovSat S.A.; MacDonald Detwiler Associates; MARLINK; MBDA UK Limited; MCC Corporation; MDA; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; METRACOM; Microwave Products Group; Military University Of Technology; MILSATCOM International; MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, USAF; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence UK; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, Italy; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of National Defence Poland; Ministryof Defence Brazil; MOD Netherlands; MOD Turkey SSM; MOI-NIC; NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO INTERNATIONAL STAFF; NATO SHAPE; NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS HQ; NCIA NATO; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Newtec; Nigerian Defence Space Administration; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nslcomm; NSSL Global Ltd; O3b Networks; Office Of Secretary Of Defense; Omnispace; Oneweb; Orbital ATK; Phasor Solutions Ltd; PJSC "DATAGROUP"; Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff; Qatar Armed Forces; QinetiQ; Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Republic of Korea Military ; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Rockwell Colllins; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; RSNE - MOD; RSNF - MOD; Saab AB; Samakin Nigeria Limted; Sat Consult; Satellite Evolution Group; Saudi Arabia MOD; SciSys; SciSys Ltd (Space & Defence); Scisys Plc; Semper Fortis Solutions; Serco; SES; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; SES Networks; Shephard Media; Singapore Armed Forces JOPD; Singapore Space & Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MCI; SOF Unit Formoza; Space News; SpaceNews, Inc; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Spectra Group ; Speedcast; SurCom International; TELEDIFE; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LTD; Teletimes Media; Tesat Spacecom; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; The Genus Group; The Signal Regiment - Joint Command Support Centre; Turkish Land Forces; Turkish Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; UAE GHQ; UK Home Office; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics, Gigasat; Unique Broadband Systems; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; USAF; Vaeros Ltd; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence; ViaSat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat Inc.; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink Communications; Wall Street Journal; XTAR; XTAR LLC; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Gerard Donelan

Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES

8:45 Opening Ministerial Address

Mr Guto Bebb MP

Mr Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement , British Government

9:00 The UK Approach to MILSATCOM

  • From Skynet 5 to Skynet 6: an overview of the British SATCOM programme and how this has shaped approaches to telemetry
  • An overview of Skynet 6, delivering secure satellite capability
  • Key considerations for the Skynet 6 ground segment, maximising band coverage as part of the programme
  • Maximising survivability and resilience of space systems through Skynet 6 Enduring Capability (6EC) approach
  • Exploiting commercial capability to enable growing connecting and BLOS (beyond line of sight) data transfer
  • Senior Representative Name TBC

    Senior Representative Name TBC, Head of Capability, C4ISR & SRO for Future Beyond Line of Sight Programme, HQ Joint Forces Command, UK MoD*

    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Julian Knight, Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD

    9:30 MILSATCOM Information Assurance in a Contested World – Key Considerations

    Mr Nick Ayling

    Mr Nick Ayling, Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD

  • Operating in the information age how the data requirements for the modern warfighter require growing use of space-based enablers
  • Integrating data assurance at every stage - how Skynet 6's use of X-band UHF (ultra-high frequency) satellite capacity provides secure mission critical communications
  • How X-band communications provide interference and rain resilience to enable secure operations across diverse environments
  • Establishing defensible cyber terrain: the role of SATCOM in protecting communications at every stage
  • What the commercialisation of space means for encrypted telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C)
  • 10:00 SATCOM Across the Spectrum: Utilising Space-Based Joint Enablers for Cross-Domain Operations

     

  • MILSATCOM as a key enabler - how all terrestrial operations are framed by space-based communication infrastructure
  • Military requirements for future cross domain networking of intelligence
  • Exploring existing technology and how it can be exploited to better effect to maximise warfighter agility
  • Communications from an end-user perspective, considering the size, weight and power for future terminal solutions
  • Competing domains - competing challenges: analysis of beyond line of sight (BLOS) SATCOM requirements for the services
  • 'Pulling the strings together': how the services contribute to the joint SATCOM vision
  • Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan , Space Programme Manager, Dstl

    Captain David Moody

    Captain David Moody, SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD

    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Julian Knight, Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD

    10:30 ‘Lead Like a Satellite’ – Enhancing Military and Commercial Synergies Within the Global Space Market

  • What leadership within the global SATCOM sector means: strategic approach to capturing a 10% market share in the global space market
  • Regional growth - developing the UK space sector through partnerships
  • The future is a mesh: why the military will need to increasingly exploit both secure SATCOM and civilian networks to meet operational data requirements
  • Ensuring 'enduring capability' how the UK intends to deliver its SATCOM to 2040
  • Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mr Michael Rudd, Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Designing Resilience and Security at the Core to Deliver the Mission

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Mr Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space

    12:00 Integrating Information Superiority into the Heart of the Armed Forces Through Syracuse III and IV

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin, Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA

  • An overview of the current operational environment and the vital importance of effective C2
  • The role of SATCOM in enabling and delivering information superiority – utilising key end-to-end secure bandwidth to support communications and build situational awareness
  • Syracuse III space segment - optimising communication resiliency through X and EHF frequencies bands
  • A multi-levelled approach to ground segment assets, how protected and broadcast layers provide greater communication flexibility for battlefield commanders
  • Key technical features for Syracuse IV – integrating geosynchronous satellites with associated control means to the existing constellation
  • The path ahead: ambitions for French SATCOM capability from a procurement perspective
  • 12:30 Session Reserved for Eutelsat

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Security and Resilience for Governmental Communications

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Mr Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat

    14:40 SICRAL – Ensuring Italian Defence SATCOM Infrastructure Meets Evolutionary Needs

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy

     

  • Defining SICRAL, where the project has gone and how the Italian MoD intends to enhance the constellation
  • Providing high performance SATCOM capability which remains interoperable within the framework of tactical operational communications
  • Defining the requirements for phase 3 of SICRAL & moving towards final procurement for integration into existing constellation
  • Coordinating joint management of control centres for Ka, Ku and S band frequencies
  • Multi-satellite control ground segment, TLC payload and management centres
  • SATCOM capabilities at the strategic, deployable tactical and mobile tactical level
  • Building SICRAL's global constellation coverage - key approaches
  • 15:10 Franco-Italian Cooperation Within SICRAL – Advancing the Future of SATCOM

     

  • Current project priorities within SICRAL: vision for programme
  • Ensuring operation of space assets (SICRAL and SYRACUSE) remains seamless through streamlined interoperability standards
  • Considering the possibility of expanding reserve capacity for allied NATO forces in future payload launches
  • Future priorities for space collaboration – what lessons can be learned from the growing use of disruptive technology
  • Major Alexis Bancet

    Major Alexis Bancet, Manager for SATCOM International Affairs, DGA

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    15:20 Planning the Next Operation with the Newtec Dialog VSAT Platform

    Mr Koen Willems

    Mr Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense SATCOM, Newtec

     

  • Embracing the complexity of government and defense satellite networks
  • Planning government and defence operations over satellite with the Newtec Satellite Network Calculator
  • Disruptive technology providing double throughput and higher service availability for mission critical data
  • Ready to deploy anytime, anywhere
  • Matching ground segment for new satellite constellations (HTS, LEO, MEO, GEO)
  • Easier planning, operations, monitoring and installation key for efficient operations
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Milsatcom Requirements Evolution – Move to the Defense Cloud

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Mr Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales

     

  • Why Defense Cloud (customer needs)
  • Broadband Milsatcom serving Defense Cloud solutions
  • Scalable architecture and technologies
  • 16:50 Roadmap for GOVSATCOM – Addressing Gaps in Satellite Communication Services for Member States

  • GOVSATCOM past, present and future: a look at where the programme has been and indicative way ahead
  • Balancing requirements across terrestrial operating environments – how to bring beyond line of sight (BLOS) SATCOM requirements for the maritime, air and land domains together
  • Considering the legal framework and basis for future GOVSATCOM collaboration
  • Pooled constellations and disruptive technologies – analysis of options available to enhance capacity
  • Utilising Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) for secure & encrypted communications in future initiatives
  • How to enhance bandwidth without impacting communication resiliency – the European approach
  • Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES

    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Mr Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager, Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency

    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, European Space Agency

    Ms Tanja Zegers*

    Ms Tanja Zegers*, Policy Officer, DG GROW, EU Commission

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot, SatCom and CIS Program Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense

    17:10 Iridium Certus - Global, Secure Connectivity to Tactical CoTM Interoperable Terminals

     

  • Thales’ MissionLINK terminal supports Iridium legacy and Block II voice, IP data, PTT and SBD capability
  • COMSAT’s IP network securely tie Coalition and DoD Gateways into customers networks
  • Encryption solutions - Type 1 crypto and NSA’s CSfC (Commercial Solutions for Classifed) options
  • Terminal inter-operability to tactical radio, Link-16 and commercial waveforms such as Trellis-ware
  • COMSAT world class 24/7 customer care from cleared personnel in US and Internationally
  • Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Dylan Browne, Chief Strategy Officer, COMSAT

    Mr Brian Aziz

    Mr Brian Aziz, Director, Thales US

    17:40 RF Signal Management for Enhanced SSA and Communication

    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Mr Matt Prechtel, Business Area Director for Small Satellites, Kratos

     

  • EMI Mitigation
  • System Vulnerabilities
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • 18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES

    18:45 Networking Reception Sponsored By SES Networks

    20:30 Evening Dinner (Invitation Only) Sponsored By Eutelsat

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    9:00 Streamlining the DoD’s Approach Space and Secure Communications

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple, Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD

     

  • The role of space-based enablers for military communications, PNT and ISR
  • Evolving threats in space – managing policy within an increasingly contested, congested and competitive environment
  • Eliminating ‘little enterprise’ stovepipes into big enterprise and crafting a unified vision for space
  • Enablers for big enterprise, utilising the software-defined environment and common standards for networked systems
  • Future services and technologies that will be required from industry to deliver the US space vision – the task for ‘disruptive tech’ firms
  • 9:30 Readiness, Interoperability and Resilience - from Satellite-Centric to Data-Centric Capabilities

    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Ms Nicole Robinson, Corporate Vice President, Global Government, SES Networks

     

    Delivering secure, flexible and ubiquitous connectivity for today’s high-tech military and its network-centric operations fueled by real-time data from the field, personnel and manned and unmanned vehicles:
  • Evolved thinking in a requirements-driven environment supporting global governments and institutions
  • Multi-orbit, multi-frequency capabilities across a joint architecture of both commercially-owned and government-owned assets
  • Planning for and acquiring SATCOM capabilities as critical communications infrastructure for network centric operations
  • Preparing for the next generation: O3b mPOWER cloud – scale multi-terabit connectivity through a “virtual fibre” network anywhere in the world

     
  • 10:00 Next Generation SATCOM Way Ahead

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

     

  • An overview of current and future USAF MILSATCOM constellations
  • Different approaches for increasing Partnerships (Allied and Commercial) in SATCOM from 2028 and beyond
  • Key considerations for MILSATCOM in the post WGS (Wideband Global SATCOM) era
  • Way ahead to acquire our next generation of SATCOM
  • 10:30 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Leveraging COMSATCOM in the National Security Space Architecture

    Mr Peter Hoene

    Mr Peter Hoene, President and CEO, SES Government Services

    12:00 Information Assurance in a Data Driven World: Optimising Cyber Security for MILSATCOM

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD, Commander, Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, US Air Force

     

  • Advancing cyberspace capabilities to deliver decision global effects: the role of CYSS in securing communications
  • Life cycle management for cyber programmes – ensuring networked systems remain resilient and robust
  • Terrestrial considerations for space systems: how to improve SATCOM ground segments through design
  • Communications Security (COMSEC) delivering an architectural approach that fits the user requirements
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    12:30 Resiliency and Interoperability Through the Use of Commercial SATCOM

    Mr Rick Lober

    Mr Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes

    13:05 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes

    14:05 Coordinating a Joint Approach to Space – USSTRATCOM’s Role in Crafting a Unified Battle Management Vision

    Senior Represenative

    Senior Represenative, , US Air Force

     

  • An overview of the Joint Functional Component Command’s (JFCC) and its function within the US space mission
  • Developing a cohesive space strategy that supports the timing and tempo of campaign commander’s objectives
  • Promising technologies for MILSATCOM – exploring the use of corner reflectors and TT&C (telemetry, tracking and control) frequency sharing
  • Synchronising C2 (command and control) of global military forces through space-based enablers
  • Combating near-peer adversaries through combined arms – the role of space based enablers in joint operational capability
  • Priorities for JFCC to further streamline the coordination of space activity
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    14:35 Future of Air Connectivity - Airbus

    15:05 SATCOM in Support of Expeditionary Warfare

    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Dez Hill, G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps

     

  • The functional lines of effort for USMC Europe and Africa and how it feeds into theatre campaign plans
  • Current SATCOM assets across the spectrum – utilising X-band and Ku band systems for operations
  • Unique theatre challenges for the USMC in Europe considering the impact of terrain, temperature, wind speeds and storms for communication
  • The role of SATCOM in expeditionary campaigns, the increased importance of C2 and space-enabled situational awareness
  • Ways forward: exploiting narrowband systems for SATCOM on-the-move and the extension of the ground segment

     

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    15:35 An Update on Protected Resilient Comms

    Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Mr Brian Rodriquez, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon

  • The Evolving Environment
  • An Update on the Ground/Terminal Segment
  • A Military Space Update
  • Future Views – Ground, Space and Key Technologies
  • 16:05 Afternoon Tea

    16:35 What the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 Means for SATCOM

     

  • SATCOM in a contested world – current communication challenges and where they can be overcome
  • National Security Space Provisions within the legislation, moving towards consideration of space as a unique domain
  • Protected satellite communication services within NDAA, an overview of assessments of waveforms, terminals and ground segment sections
  • What NDAA means for government-industry cooperation in space and enhancing US space enterprise
  • How the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) will be developed in the wake of NDAA – ring-fencing survivability and security requirements
  • An outline of the roadmap for military satellite requirements and enhancing the use of commercial constellations
  • Ms Sandra Erwin

    Ms Sandra Erwin, National Security Reporter, Space News

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Division Chief, Satellite Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force

    17:05 New Commercial Satcom Services Will Save Dollars and Enable New Government Airborne Platforms

    Mr Rick Henry

    Mr Rick Henry, Vice President Sales Marketing and Business Development, Intelsat General

  • The first global HTS platform complete with new H-3 satellite
  • High Throughput Managed Aeronautical services for Governments Users Worldwide
  • New Land Littoral Services
  • C4ISR Rotary Services Solution for BLOS communications
  • 17:35 How to do Business with the U.S. Air Force: Processes and Approaches to SATCOM Partnerships

    Mr Michael Laney

    Mr Michael Laney, Lead for International Engagement in MILSATCOM, US Air Force

     

  • So … who do I contact? Roles and responsibilities in SATCOM for the U.S. DoD and the U.S. Air Force
  • The Agreements Process
  • Latest Lessons Learned on Cooperative Agreements in MILSATCOM
  • What’s next?
  • 18:05 Laser Communication Coalition Update

    Mr Chris Long

    Mr Chris Long, Vice President, National Security Systems, Orbital ATK

     

  • The LCC is focused on bringing lasercom out of the technology realm and into operational use
  • Two LCC terminals are manifested for launch in 2021
  • We’re working with the US and German governments and contractor teams from both countries to plan and execute a successful demonstration and to provide a clear path to long-term operational capability
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    18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    18:45 Networking Reception Sponsored By Airbus

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

    8:40 Progression of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and What It Means for Japanese SATCOM Capability

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui, Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office

     

  • Status of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and its role in supporting JSDF communication and situational awareness
  • How the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle drives development within QZSS
  • Initial feedback from the 4-satellite constellation and what this means for independent MILSATCOM capability
  • An international pivot: enhancing future constellations to provide sovereign communication coverage outside of the Asia – Oceania region
  • Effectively enforcing reliability and resilience within QZSS – the Japanese approach
  • Next steps for exploitation of commercial capability at the Superbird C2 lifecycle end
  • Utilising high precision positioning to develop more effective automated robotics
  • Space Industry Vision 2030 – driving space capability in the Asia-Pacific region
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    9:10 The Enhanced Satellite Communication Project (ESCP) – Creating a Roadmap for Canadian SATCOM Capability

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces

     

     

  • Defining the requirements for Canadian SATCOM - preliminary estimates for capability delivery
  • Providing global Ultra-High frequency (UHF) narrowband SATCOM for BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) communications
  • Delivering phase 1 of Tactical Narrowband SATCOM guaranteeing access to low capacity UHF narrowband SATCOM between the 65th N and 65th S lattitudes
  • Looking to phase 2: key considerations for MILSATCOM in Canada's North
  • How ESCP feeds into the Mercury Global strategic deployable terminals programme
  • Roadmap for final delivery of ESCP by 2024 - next steps and approach
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    9:40 Session Reserved for Viasat

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Mr Andy Lincoln, Chief Technical Officer, Government Systems, Viasat, Inc.

    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Session Reserved for Airbus

    11:10 SATCOM in the Southern Hemisphere: Unique Challenges and Perspectives

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale, JSO1 Joint Communication and Information Systems , New Zealand Defence Forces

     

  • Consideration of the Area of Responsibility (AOR) for the New Zealand Defence Forces and what this unique operating domain means for MILSATCOM provision
  • Cross-domain capability: developing communications for NZDF contributions to international missions
  • Balancing the SATCOM requirements by operational branch – key technologies and updates
  • How to deploy satellite communications within disaster relief operations – case studies of note
  • An overview of the Combined Services Pool (CSP) initiative and current traction
  • Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) – optimising international partnerships for MILSATCOM
  • Future 2035 SATCOM – developing an integrated communications vision
  • 11:40 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:10 Australia’s Future Defence SATCOM System Balancing Partnership, National Interest and Emerging Technology Opportunities

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose, Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence

     

  • Current partnerships ensuring Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
  • Roadmap to future satellite communications.
  • Strategic guidance for the Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
  • Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS) requirements.
  • Formation of the Australian Space Agency.
  • Balancing partnership, national interests and emerging technology opportunities.
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Optimising Full Spectrum C4i Through the SPAINSAT NG Programme

     

  • An overview of the SPAINSAT NG programme and performance of the XTAR-EUR satellite
  • Spanish roadmap for SATCOM and growing international partnerships
  • Current involvement within the EU GOVSATCOM initiative and what it means for future collaboration
  • Developing bandwidths utilised to increase military communication coverage
  • ‘The fundamentals of warfare’: delivering dominance on the ground through space-enabled C2
  • Delivering ‘on-the-move’ communications whilst maintaining resiliency and anti-jamming features
  • Streamlining operations between the ground and space segments – how to enhance interoperability
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    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Head of Space Programs Unit, Spanish MoD

    14:10 Providing Robust and Resilient Satellite Communications for the Italian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis, Section Head of Frequencies and ACP, C4i Division, Italian MoD

      

  • The satellite communication in the  Italian Army – Strategic and Tactic  Communications;
  • Satellite constellation for communications;
  • The ground components - Ground Stations;
  • The Cyber Security Prospective;
  • Concluding remarks: how to build cyber capability going forward
  • 14:40 SATCOM Above the 65th – Exploring How Communication Systems Support Polar Operations

     

  • The unique challenges of operating above the 65th parallel – why satellite constellation coverage limits expeditionary warfare
  • Why the polar regions are growing in strategic importance: considering SATCOM within the current and future geopolitical environment
  • Patterns emerging for specialised polar capabilities – considering Norwegian & Canadian cooperation and what the key drivers for further collaboration will be
  • Case studies in arctic capability, how programmes such as the Advanced Polar System (APS) are enhancing operational strength
  • Critical considerations for robust SATCOM in the arctic, what lessons can be learned from prior programmes
  • Anticipated requirements for future communication systems that operate in the artic
  • Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Programmes, Norwegian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Dez Hill, G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force

    15:10 Driving Connectivity Between the Allies – NATO SATCOM 2020 Ambitions and Requirements

     

  • How the NATO SATCOM Post-2000 is improving satellite communication capabilities to support coalition expeditionary operations
  • Understanding IT assets as an ecosystem – identifying capability gaps and looking at where SATCOM enabled modernisation enhance common systems
  • Coordinating the consortium, how engagement between the British, French and Italian governments has progressed
  • Future steps – NATO’s MILSATCOM priorities after the 2019 conclusion of NSP2K
  • Maximising bandwidth, coverage and voice and data capacity through the programme – how this will impact joint BLOS operations
  • Streamlining the capacity of SKYNET, SICRAL and SYRACUSE to provide UHF communication for military forces
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando, Satcom Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr Antonio Calderon, NSII Service Line Chief, NATO Communication and Information Agency

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 US SATCOM Across the African Theatre – Fusing Intelligence Led Battlefield Decisions

    Colonel Jeffrey Schroeder

    Colonel Jeffrey Schroeder, Director of J6 Command and Control Directorate, US AFRICOM

     

  • An overview of the work of USAFRICOM and how it feeds into the wider combatant commands
  • Key considerations for Commanders in the field – building a network-centric approach to battle management
  • Architectural approaches for SATCOM-on-the-move from an end-user perspective
  • Providing flexible and secure connectivity for low-latency high throughput capacity in remote field operations
  • The unique challenges of the African theatre and how collaboration with the Regional Satellite Communication Centres are utilised to overcome these challenges
  • Future priorities for USAFRICOM satellite communications
  • 16:30 NigComSat – Building Holistic SATCOM Capability for the Nigerian Armed Forces

    Major General Emmanuel Whyte

    Major General Emmanuel Whyte, Chief, Defence Space Administration

     

  • The NigComSat project – a reflection of Nigerian ambition within space
  • SATCOM systems criteria and range of service: global footprint for Ka-band and C-band frequencies and the role they play in secure regional and international military communications
  • Lessons learned from NigSatCom-1 and how this is integrated into future requirements
  • The Nigerian Armed Forces ground segment and building force flexibility through SATCOM on the move
  • 16:50 A Hybrid Approach: Future MILSATCOM Within the Korean Armed Forces

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee, Chief, Defense Communication Command

     

  • The unique challenges the ROK (Republic of Korea) poses for SATCOM – considering communications within mountainous terrain
  • Exploiting the ROK’s large LTE (long-term evolution) 4g wireless communication network penetration for military communications
  • The next generation of MILSATCOM: developing multiband transmitter-receivers for full spectrum connectivity
  • Overcoming survivability challenges within commercial SATCOM by running it in parallel with military networks
  • End user requirements: moving away from a hierarchical approach towards an integrated approach
  • Optimising blue force situational awareness through a hybrid approach
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    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Hoyle, Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain David Moody

    Captain David Moody

    SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Chief, Defense Communication Command
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence
    Mr Guto Bebb MP

    Mr Guto Bebb MP

    Minister for Defence Procurement , British Government
    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Julian Knight

    Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD
    Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency
    Mr Nick Ayling

    Mr Nick Ayling

    Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Captain David Moody

    SATCOM & Strategic Networks, UK MOD
    Captain David Moody

    Captain Dez Hill

    G-6 Projects Officer , US Marine Corps
    Captain Dez Hill

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director General of Space, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Chief, Defense Communication Command
    Colonel Jae Soong Lee

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Head of Space Programmes, Norwegian Armed Forces
    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Space Programme Manager, Dstl
    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Commander, Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias PhD

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Head of Space Programs Unit, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    Section Head of Frequencies and ACP, C4i Division, Italian MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Luca De Angelis

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    SATCOM Systems Section Head, Ministry of Defence, Italy
    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, Australian Department of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Major Alexis Bancet

    Manager for SATCOM International Affairs, DGA
    Major Alexis Bancet

    Major General Emmanuel Whyte

    Chief, Defence Space Administration
    Major General Emmanuel Whyte

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    SatCom and CIS Program Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Senior Consultant MilSatComs, Future MilSatCom Studies, Airbus Defence & Space
    Mr Andy Hoyle

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Chief Technical Officer, Government Systems, Viasat, Inc.
    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Mr Antonio Calderon

    NSII Service Line Chief, NATO Communication and Information Agency
    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr Brian Aziz

    Director, Thales US
    Mr Brian Aziz

    Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Director of Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
    Mr Brian Rodriquez

    Mr Chris Long

    Vice President, National Security Systems, Orbital ATK
    Mr Chris Long

    Mr Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Mr Christopher Baugh

    Mr Dylan Browne

    Chief Strategy Officer, COMSAT
    Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales
    Mr Franck Chatain

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Security & Defence, SES
    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Guto Bebb MP

    Minister for Defence Procurement , British Government
    Mr Guto Bebb MP

    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, European Space Agency
    Mr Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Programme Manager, Satellite Communication, European Defence Agency
    Mr Holger Lueschow

    Mr Julian Knight

    Head of the Networks Delivery Team at ISS, UK MoD
    Mr Julian Knight

    Mr Koen Willems

    Market Director Government & Defense SATCOM, Newtec
    Mr Koen Willems

    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Business Area Director for Small Satellites, Kratos
    Mr Matt Prechtel

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Telecommunications Strategy Head, UK Space Agency
    Mr Michael  Rudd

    Mr Michael Laney

    Lead for International Engagement in MILSATCOM, US Air Force
    Mr Michael Laney

    Mr Nick Ayling

    Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD
    Mr Nick Ayling

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat
    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Mr Peter Hoene

    President and CEO, SES Government Services
    Mr Peter Hoene

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
    Mr Richard Franklin

    Mr Rick Henry

    Vice President Sales Marketing and Business Development, Intelsat General
    Mr Rick Henry

    Mr Rick Lober

    Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes
    Mr Rick Lober

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Acquisition Program Manager,Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate , US Air Force
    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Clare Grason

    Division Chief, Satellite Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Corporate Vice President, Global Government, SES Networks
    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Ms Sandra Erwin

    National Security Reporter, Space News
    Ms Sandra Erwin

    Ms Tanja Zegers*

    Policy Officer, DG GROW, EU Commission
    Ms Tanja Zegers*

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Satcom Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Rick Lober

    Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems
    Rick Lober

    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    JSO1 Joint Communication and Information Systems , New Zealand Defence Forces
    Wing Commander Paul Drysdale

    Sponsors

    Exhibitors

    Key Media Partners

    Supporters

    Focus Days

    Global MilSatCom Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day
    Focus Day

    Global MilSatCom Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day

    St James' Court
    5th November 2018
    London, United Kingdom

    VENUE

    The QEII Conference Centre

    Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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    Sponsors


    COMSAT

    Sponsors
    http://www.satcomdirect.com

    COMSAT, an SD company, is a leading provider of customized, secure end-to-end satellite communications services. COMSAT delivers a full portfolio of fixed satellite solutions (C-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-Band, X-Band and UHF), mobile satellite solutions (Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium) and teleport services to aeronautical, land mobile and maritime users in multiple markets.


    Eutelsat

    Sponsors
    http://www.eutelsat.com

    Eutelsat is one of the world's most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 38 satellites, we provide global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets. With extensive coverage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Eutelsat plays a vital role in interconnecting services between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our customer-focused approach with tailor-made solutions makes us the supplier of choice for government service providers, NGOs and disaster recovery/humanitarian communications providers. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat’s offices and teleports around the globe work closely with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.


    GovSat

    Sponsors
    http://www.govsat.lu/

    GovSat is a public-private partnership between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES. GovSat’s mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and institutional security applications. The company’s first satellite GovSat-1, launched in February 2018, is a multi-mission satellite using X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations. For more information visit: www.govsat.lu


    Hughes

    Sponsors
    http://www.government.hughes.com

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).


    Intelsat General

    Sponsors
    http://www.intelsatgeneral.com

    Intelsat General (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat’s leading satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure. Our customers rely on IGC to provide secure and seamless broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for mission-critical operations anywhere on the globe through our open, inter-operable architecture.


    Kratos

    Sponsors
    http://www.KratosComms.com/

    Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities across the ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions.


    Laser Communications Coalition

    Sponsors
    http://www.orbitalatk.com

    Laser Communications Coalition (LCC) - Formed to accelerate the deployment of space-based laser communications. The LCC offers warfighters highly directional (covert, secure, anti-jam) communications that are low risk and affordable. Orbital ATK, LCC lead company, provides the innovative ESPAStar satellite platform, General Atomics provides the Airborne Laser Communications Terminal and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, MQ-9 Reaper / Predator B, and TESAT Spacecom brings the Space-based Laser Communications Terminal, known as the LCT-135.


    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors
    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.


    Newtec

    Sponsors
    http://www.newtec.eu/

    Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Newtec offers state-of-the-art COTS technology and equipment such as the Newtec MDM9000 modem and the Newtec Dialog Multiservice VSAT platform for government, defense and humanitarian programs seeking efficient, flexible, resilient and successful operations.


    Raytheon

    Sponsors
    http://www.raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.


    SES GS

    Sponsors
    http://www.ses-gs.com

    With over four decades of U.S. Government experience, SES GS’s sole purpose is to provide bandwidth, end-to-end satellite communications solutions and hosted payload opportunities to U.S. Government, Intelligence and Civilian agencies.


    Thales

    Sponsors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com/

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.


    Viasat

    Sponsors
    http://www.viasat.com

    At Viasat, we’re driven to connect every warfighter, platform, and node in the battlespace. As a global communications company, we power millions of fast, resilient connections for military forces around the world – connections with the capacity to transform the mission – in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Our customers depend on us for connectivity that counts, whether we’re securing the U.S. Government’s networks, delivering satellite and wireless communications to the remote edges of the battlespace, or providing senior leaders with the ability to perform mission-critical communications while in flight. We’re driven to redefine connectivity for the battlespace.

    Exhibitors


    Advantech Wireless

    Exhibitors
    http://www.AdvantechWireless.com

    Advantech Wireless is the leading wireless broadband telecommunications solution provider for Commercial, Critical Infrastructure & Government and Military clients. Our smarter solutions give our customers the freedom to reach further, to achieve reliable connectivity anywhere in the world, and accomplish critical missions of global significance. Smarter Solutions. Global Reach.


    Baader Planetarium GmbH

    Exhibitors
    http://www.planewave.com

    Baader Planetarium GmbH in Germany as observatory builder and systems integrator, in conjunction with PlaneWave Instruments of Rancho Dominguez, CA., offers a full line of mounts, observatory class telescopes from 12.5” to 1 meter apertures with >50 CDK700s and eight 1 meter telescopes projected installed by 2019. We produce Off-The-Shelf high-quality products at unprecedented value. Planewave´s installations include major universities, research centers, aerospace companies and the US military. The new L-Series mounts (gimbals) are ideal for SSA applications. The mounts have exceptional performance, robust reliability, 8Mhz encoders and direct-drive actuation, resulting in slew speeds more than 50 degrees/second. Baader Planetarium has 50 years experience in producing highspeed observatory domes and clamshell domes, made to withstand harsh environments, with remote operated ground stations erected in Antarctica, the Arctic circle and numerous mountaintops around the world. Both partners can address most SSA operational requirements. Please see further details at www.baader-planetarium.com and www.planewave.com.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

    Exhibitors
    http://www.comtechtel.com/

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.


    ExoAnalytic Solutions

    Exhibitors
    http://www.exoanalytic.com/

    ExoAnalytic Solutions is the world's leading provider of high-altitude space situational awareness (SSA) data and services. With a network of over 150 telescopes, ExoAnalytic Solutions produces vast amounts of high-quality, real-time correlated observations of man-made satellites and debris in geosynchronous Earth (GEO), highly elliptical (HEO), and medium Earth (MEO) orbits. The ExoAnalytic Global Telescope Network (EGTN) currently consists of 20 observatories on five continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America) and Hawaii. ExoAnalytic Solutions is a technology and innovation leader focused on providing world-class SSA products and services including an independent space object catalog, dedicated satellite tracking, launch tracking, and independent conjunction warnings and assessments.


    INSTER

    Exhibitors
    http://www.inster.es

    Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.


    Integrasys

    Exhibitors
    https://www.integrasys-space.com

    Integrasys is a privately owned company specialized on engineering and manufacturing Satellite Spectrum Monitoring systems in the telecommunication and milsatcom markets. Integrasys was founded in 1990, at Integrasys our mission is to provide the industry the best quality and fastest technology available in carrier monitoring systems, with the customer service and care that our customers deserve.


    SCISYS

    Exhibitors
    http://www.scisys.co.uk

    SCISYS supplies IT systems, software solutions and engineering support services to Space and Defence sectors. Our offering includes software and systems integration; provision of satcom operators, as well as ground and space segment software spanning from early mission concepts to implementing automation for large satellite constellations, including security and encryption.


    US Air Force

    Exhibitors
    http://www.losangeles.af.mil

    The Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate is a US Government organization in Space and Missiles Center, Air Force Space Command whose mission is to develop, acquire, deploy, and sustain space-enabled, affordable, global communications in support of national objectives. To fulfill these objectives, MILSATCOM has and forms International Partnerships across the SATCOM spectrum.


    XTAR, LLC

    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.

    Media Partners


    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.


    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

    Key Media Partners
    http://www.gvf.org

    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.


    Space News

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

    Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.

    Media Partners


    Technologies.org

    Supporters
    https://www.technologies.org

    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.


    Everything RF

    Supporters
    http://www.everythingrf.com

    everything RF - www.everythingRF.com keeps you up to date with the RF & Microwave Industry. We publish industry news, white papers and technical articles. We have the largest RF & Microwave product database on the internet which consists of product catalogs from over 500 Manufacturers. Use parametric search tools to narrow down on products based on your requirement. Download datasheets, compare products and get quotations. Quotations are routed to the manufacturers (or their distributors) who get back to you with the details. Visit www.everythingRF.com to learn more.


    Armada International

    Supporters
    http://armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporters
    http://www.hsrc.biz

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service. See our market leading reports at: https://homelandsecurityresearch.com/reports/


    IHS Janes

    Supporters
    http://www.janes.ihs.com

    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

    Supporters
    http://www.suirg.org

    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


    Australian Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/

    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.


    Microwave Journal

    Supporters
    http://www.mwjournal.com

    Microwave Journal has served the RF/microwave industry for nearly 60 years with practical design information for engineers working in military, satellite and commercial applications. Sign up today for your FREE subscription to the monthly print/digital edition. If Signal Integrity/Power Integrity/EMC is your thing, check out our new resource at www.signalintegrityjournal.com and register for all-access content and our newly launched newsletter. FREE subscription on www.mwjournal.com/subscribe


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Aviation News

    Supporters
    http://www.aviation-news.co.uk/

    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    Defense Daily

    Supporters
    http://www.defensedaily.com



    Global Defence Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


    Satellite Evolution Group

    Supporters
    http://www.satellite-evolution.com

    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


    RF Globalnet

    Supporters
    http://www.rfglobalnet.com

    VertMarkets, Inc., publishes industry-specific trade magazines that serve key decision-makers and professionals in a select set of targeted vertical markets. As a complement to VertMarkets' leading online industry Web sites, the magazines offer readers compelling editorial, providing news analysis, market trends, technical reviews, case studies, technical papers, and other educational articles authored by some of the most respected experts in the industries we serve. Additionally, each magazine has a comprehensive Buyer's Guide section designed to promote the latest innovations and products from the leading companies in the market. VertMarkets' circulation model aligns directly with the needs of our readers, as our magazines are aggressively distributed at and around many key industry Tradeshows throughout the year. VertMarkets plans to continue building on the support we give our readers by expanding our magazine publishing business.


    Crisis Response Journal

    Supporters
    http://www.crisis-response.com/

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


    Defense Conferences

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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