SMi Group's 17th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will take place on the 3rd-5th November 2015 in London and will bring together over 400 people from both the military and industry.
The conference will allow the industry and military users to discuss future SatCom issues and upon greater collaboration, stronger relationships can be developed, thus ensuring greater efficiency and benefits for both parties in the coming years.
The year's Global MilSatCom will be addressing current and future MilSatCom issues. Industry will identify the new and emerging technologies which can further enhance end user capabilities, such technologies discussed will enhance SatCom on the Move operations, address high throughput satellite capability in the military as well as the continual challenges of cost-efficiency and operational efficiency.
The military will provide overviews of national programs, capabilities and requirements and the challenges concerning lower budgets but increasing requirements – such overviews will include the use hosted payloads and how interoperability, protected SatCom and allied collaboration are enhancing capabilities whilst reducing costs.
The 2015 conference agenda features:
- Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
- Air Commodore John Philliban, Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence
- Deanna Ryals, Chief, International MILSATCOM, U.S Air Force
- Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence
- Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
- Commodore Christian Anuge, Deputy Director, Defence Space Agency, Nigerian Navy
- Colonel Christophe Debaert, Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
- Colonel Dr Abas Kattala, ITC Engineer, Tanzania People's Defence Force
- Colonel Atogeba Alobawone, Director, Directorate of Defence Communication and Information Systems, Ghana Armed Forces
- Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy, Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
- Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Achterkamp, Referent SatCom, Bundeswehr
- Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo, Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
- Commander Marcos Imperio, Assistant Chief of Fleet Staff for Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information Systems, Philippine Navy
- Wing Commander Rhys Taylor, J6 - Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force
In addition there will be 3 new pre-conference workshops:
- Global Government Payload Exploration - Led by Hosted Payload Alliance
- How Small Satellites Can Enhance Military Communications Whilst Maintaining Cost-Efficiency - Hosted by Surrey Satellite Technologies
- Perspectives on Ground Systems - Hosted by The Aerospace Corporation