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Returning for its 8th year the 2015 Mobile Deployable Communications Conference will address the key topics of CIS networks and tactical communications, C4ISR standardisation, interoperability across the global armed forces, operational experiences and future technologies.
The role of the communications systems has evolved hugely in the past 15 years and the issue of delivering the right capability not simply delivering capability right is essential.

Military units are now relying on communication networks to relay information with sound, images, video. All of the military communication networks have to be secure, meaning that no interception is possible thus militating against reduced operational integrity.

Contemporary military operations, peacekeeping and stabilization missions require from the armed forces to take actions in unknown and very often distant areas. This year the conference will address the communication equipment used by global armed forces when deployed, illustrating that the practical elements are just as significant as the technology which supports deployed soldiers.

Here is what past delegates have said about SMi's Mobile Deployable Communications conference:

"Great discussions & briefs. It was interesting to get the different perspectives & lessons learned from key speakers from industry & national militaries. Good exchange of information on deployable comms & CIS networks."
US Army
"Excellent organisation and relevance of presentations” NATO
"This conference provided me with some useful information and proved to be an excellent professional experience"
Royal Marines
"A very interesting & reliable conference. The event was inspiring & gave me many ideas which I hope will help me in my future work."
Slovakian MOD


  • Discover strategies to overcome ever-present threats such as cyber attacks
  • Hear about the potential of information superiority in European security & defence
  • Listen to operational case studies, allowing you to develop your communication systems
  • Evaluate and discuss the US Army Mobility Project
  • Hear how the challenges of SOA - based communications in the tactical domain will effect ongoing operations from the Military Communications Institute



The importance of interoperability with regards to mobile deployable communications will also be addressed, offering an insight into the communications challenges which face multinational operations on the battlefield.
These questions and more will be answered at SMi's Mobile Deployable Communications 2015 conference. It is important that the current issues surrounding mobile deployable communications are addressed by leading military and industry personnel so that key solutions can be discussed and developed.

Who should attend:

•CIS Engineers
•Communications Engineers
•CIS Project Managers
•Director of CIS Operations
•Technical Analysts
•Lead Systems Engineer
•Spectrum Manager
•Technical Advisors
•Communications Analysts
•Deployable CIS Project Manager
•Director IT Communication
•Director Mobile Communication
•Radio Communication Engineer
•Director Tactical Solutions

Past attendees include:

Addison Street Consulting; Airbus Defence & Space; Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic; Austrian Army; Avanti Communications Group ; BAE Systems - Defence Information; Brazilian Armed Forces; Chemring Technology Solutions; Cisco Systems; CISCO SYSTEMS LIMITED; DRS Defense Solutions; ESL AIT GmbH; EU Military Staff ; European Air Group; Exelis Defence Ltd; French Ministry of Defence; Global VSAT Forum; Harris CapRock; Harris Systems Ltd; iDirect Europe ; iOra; iOra Software LTD; ITALIAN MoD; Italian Army; McKinsey and Co; Metrodata Ltd; Military Communications Institute; Ministry of Defence, Austria; MoD; MOD Netherlands; Nato Communications And Information Systems Operating And Support Agency; ND SatCom; Netherlands Armed Force; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Norwegian Armed Forces; Octasic Inc; PA Consulting Group; RNLAF; Royal Marines; RUAG; Saab AB; SRT Wireless, LLC; SurCom International; Thales; Thales Communications & Security; Thales UK; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; UK MoD; Ukraine Embassy; University Of Greenwich; US Army; XTAR, LLC;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Claude Rousseau

Claude Rousseau, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Quo vadit exercitus communicans

Brigadier General Jan Kase

Brigadier General Jan Kase, Director of CIS Agency , Ministry of Defence Czech Republic

  • Current state of the Czech Signal Corps
  • CIS services in support of operations
  • DCM – Czech unit as a part of 3rd NATO signal battalion
  • Future challenges


  • 9:50 Ensuring and protecting the delivery of mission-critical information


    ·         Airbus Defence and Space – pioneering the future together

    ·         Combatting the emerging cyber threats for deployable communications

    ·         Examples of current projects and activity in the Mobile Battlespace

    ·         Conclusion - Airbus helps forces achieve mission success


    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler, Head of Business Development, Maritime, Airbus Defence and Space

    Andrew Beckett

    Andrew Beckett, Head of Cyber Defence Service, Airbus Defence and Space

    10:30 CIS in the Land Environment – An Industry Perspective

    Pierre Franck Camassel

    Pierre Franck Camassel, Business Development, Thales

    ·         Delivering in partnership

    ·         Managing Transformation

    ·         Benefits realisation

    ·         Technology trends


    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Developing deployable command and control (C2) capabilities in support of EU-led operations

    Krasimir Yordanov

    Krasimir Yordanov, Chief IT & Security Branch, EU Military Staff



    ·         Overview of the EU’s “Deployable Package” for C2 in theatre

    ·         Operational feedback and lessons learned from EU Crisis management exercise Multi-Layer 14

    ·         Future timelines for system development, and key goals for deployment


    12:20 Facing challenges of long distance communications: the future HF and SATCOM for French Armed Forces

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Michel Pardoux, Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, DGA/Technical Directorate

    ·         Overview of the military telecommunications in France

    ·         What are the challenges of long distance communications

    ·         HF: higher data rates and improved quality of service

    ·         SATCOM on the move for land systems, UAVs and mission aircrafts


    13:00 Netherlands Armed Forces - Lessons learned from developing deployable networks in house

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of Systems, Applications, Training & Simulation, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

    ·         NLD Joint IT Command organization

    ·         NLD Deployable Network Infrastructure

    ·         What are the overarching design principles?

    ·         What are the challenges for the MoD as System Integrator of off-the-shelf and custom building blocks?

    ·         What are the challenges of harmonizing Green (operational) & White (business) IT?


    13:40 Networking Lunch

    14:40 Internet of Everything (IoE) - Fact or Fiction for C4ISR

    • Examine whether we have gone beyond the hype promised by IoE towards practical benefits to Defence
    • National Security organisations are demanding better ways to connect people, processes, data, and things, how can this be delivered in the C4ISR Domain. 
    • What approach should be taken in order to achieve an open, dynamic, scalable & robust mobility architecture
    • The role of COTS – friend or foe?


    David Lawford Mee

    David Lawford Mee, National Security Business Development Manager - Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), CISCO Systems Ltd

    Edwin Tromp

    Edwin Tromp, National Security Solutions Architect - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), CISCO Systems Ltd

    15:20 The Resurgence of Transportable Troposcatter in Modern Military Communications



    ·         The revitalization of troposcatter for high throughput over-the-horizon communications

    ·         The evolution of troposcatter systems from large strategic installations to transit-case based deployable systems.

    ·         Troposcatter as an alternative and complement to  SATCOM and terrestrial RF networks

    ·         How troposcatter is being utilized by US and international militaries to support air defense systems, deployable C4I, and other applications


    Justin O'Neill

    Justin O'Neill, International Marketing Manager, Comtech Systems Inc.

    Chris Schexnayder

    Chris Schexnayder, Lead Troposcatter Analyst / Engineering Manager, Comtech Systems Inc.

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Examining the trend and implications of personal electronic devices on satellite-based mobile deployable communications

    Claude Rousseau

    Claude Rousseau, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    ·                What is the demand for deployable satellite-based communications?

    ·                Evaluating the demand by segment, equipment type and mobile platform

    ·                Assessing the impact of High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) on mobile communications


    17:10 Information Superiority in European Security & Defence – vision or dream?

    Michael  Sieber

    Michael Sieber , Head of Unit, Information Superiority, European Defence Agency

    ·         Situation of Information and Communication Technology supplies in European Forces

    ·         What can we learn from the civil world?

    ·         The vision and its success factors


    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One


    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Clayton Stewart

    Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor , University College London

    9:10 Information AnXiety: The Digital Divide

    Major Daniel Kucherhan

    Major Daniel Kucherhan, Director Land Force Requirements 5-6-2, Canadian Armed Forces





    -       Today’s technology is shaping the way humans perceive their world, radically reforming the concept of ‘intuitiveness’ for the iGeneration.

    -       Sorting the wheat from the chaff; enabling critical information from the ocean of data streams. 

    -       The limits of usefulness; how much technology is a soldier able to tactically wield.



    9:50 Enhanced 4G/LTE for Military Deployable Networks

    Tim Wilkinson

    Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems

    10:30 Lesson learned from the CoNSIS field trail for the tactical area in future Coalition Networks

    Peter  Sevenich

    Peter Sevenich, Contact for Projects Network Architecture, MANET and ConSIS , Fraunhofer Institute (IFU)

    ·         Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

    ·         Radio to Router Communication

    ·         Multitopology Routing

    ·         Protected Core Networking

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Methods and techniques in detection of cyber threats in deployable communications

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul, Communications Expert, Military Communications Institute

    ·         Network traffic analysis

    ·         Adaptation of artificial intelligence metrics

    ·         Cyber defence laboratory – ongoing MCI activity


    12:20 SOA in tactical environment

    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute

    ·         SOA benefits in support for mission threads

    ·         Tactical environment in FMN

    ·         Current state of research in the area of tactical SOA


    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The ESSOR Programme

    ·         ESSOR Programme Overview

    ·         ESSOR Perspectives on SDR

    ·         ESSOR Architecture

    ·         ESSOR HDRWF

    ·         Status, Perspectives and Conclusions

    Philippe Margot

    Philippe Margot, Programme Manager, OCCAR

    Christian Serra

    Christian Serra, a4ESSOR SAS Technical Director, a4ESSOR

    14:40 Tactical Communications Overview

    Dr Clayton Stewart

    Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor , University College London

    ·         CIS services in support of operations

    ·         Interoperability challenges

    ·         Mobile Deployable CIS 

    ·         European Secure SOftware defined Radio - occar

    ·         Networking and SATCOM

    ·         Troposcatter systems

    ·         Information Superiority in European Security & Defence


    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 M2M Communications in Whitespaces

    Dr Kamran Arshad

    Dr Kamran Arshad, Senior Lecturer in Communications Engineering, University Of Greenwich

    ·         White space Technology: Present and Future.

    ·         How technology work and what benefit it can bring to mobile operators? 

    ·         How primary users will remain protected and the future of spectrum sensing.

    ·         Carrier-aggregation and journey towards 5G

    ·         Current market situation of white space technology in UK

    16:30 IST-118 SOA recommendations for disadvantaged grids in the tactical domain:

    Peter-Paul Meiler

    Peter-Paul Meiler, Senior Research Scientist, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

    ·         Goals of IST-118

    ·         Progress and chosen experimentation directions

    ·         Preliminary results from IST-118 research and MDC workshop

    ·         Conclusions and (near) future expectations


    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Sponsors and Exhibitors



    Tactical Communications

    Tactical Communications

    Marriott Prague
    4th February 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic

    Enabling SOA In The Tactical Domain

    Enabling SOA In The Tactical Domain

    Marriott Prague
    4th February 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Airbus Defence and Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco invests heavily in R&D ($5.8 billion per annum) or 13% of revenue to maintain our market leadership position in intelligent networks, virtualised data centres and real-time communications. The advantages associated with our integrated suite of solutions create a platform for long-term stability and success. Delivering consistent IP services from the Fixed Enterprise through to the Tactical Edge, enables Defence to significantly reduce costs and complexity associated with service management, operator training and interoperability. Working in partnership with managed service providers and system integration partners we help to plan, design, build and operate complex infrastructure programmes for defence. We take advantage of our vast global experience, financial risk/reward models, substantial security-cleared engineering resource and R&D commitment. Cisco defence solutions can help unite legacy systems, improve agility, build virtual presence, and meet operational military requirements.

    Comtech Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Founded in 1967, Comtech Systems, Inc. has spent over 50 years designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to the toughest communications challenges worldwide. In addition to the US military, our customers include foreign governments and militaries across the globe. Additionally, we provide remote communication solutions to the commercial sector, including some of the world’s largest energy companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, and PEMEX. Comtech Systems, Inc. has two interrelated focuses: Modern Troposcatter Communications Troposcatter provides a high data-rate, low latency, over-the-horizon communication link at ranges far beyond what is achievable with line-of-sight communications, without the need to rely upon satellites or intermediate relays. With Comtech troposcatter modems used in over 90% of the modern troposcatter systems deployed worldwide, Comtech is the undisputed leader in advanced troposcatter technology. Over 40 years of continuous troposcatter research and development (more than any other company in the world) have made Comtech responsible for a number of industries “firsts:” • The first 50 Mbps troposcatter terminal • The first Troposcatter specific Forward Error Correction [FEC] • Automatic Power Control and Code Rate to maximize performance and reduce interference • The first operational troposcatter link on an offshore floating platform • Rapidly deployable troposcatter systems that can be deployed in under one hour Complex Communication Network Design and Systems Integration Comtech Systems, Inc. draws upon decades of experience in a vast array of communications technologies to provide customized video, voice, and data network solutions specifically designed to meet each client’s unique needs. Comtech has designed and delivered these systems to military and commercial customers on every continent except Antarctica, utilizing HF/VHF/UHF, Microwave, Troposcatter, Satellite, and Fiber technologies, as well as many others. Comtech expertise has been utilized for a wide variety of applications, ranging from commercial telecom and offshore oil platform communications to air defense systems and secure military networks.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    General Dynamics Mission Systems is a leading international defence company, supplying avionic and tactical communication systems around the world. We have been providing avionic, maritime and vehicle-based systems for more than 70 years, including Bowman, which is currently in-use on a variety of platforms in the British Armed Forces. Our communication and information transfer capabilities offer an open architecture, facilitating a tailored system and hassle-free integration to give the best possible performance for the end-user in their unique environment.

    Harris CapRock

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    With over three decades of service to its customers in over 140 countries, Harris CapRock Communications is the world’s largest provider of fully managed communications to extreme environments, including the energy, government and maritime markets.

    Tampa Microwave

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Tampa Microwave designs and manufactures small form factor, high performance communications solutions for the United States Department of Defense and Government agencies. We strive to provide state of the art (performance, reliability and affordability) manportable SATCOM terminals that enable our customers to accomplish their missions in any location or environment.

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    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

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    Army Technology


    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.

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    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.

    Homeland Security Research Corporation


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    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.


    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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