Global MilSatCom 2016, taking place in London on the 8th-10th of November 2016 will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and USA.
Due to the growing threats to national space assets and exploitation of space as a part of political and military warfare, Global MilSatCom 2016 will provide the ideal platform for senior international military and government representatives to convene and discuss current challenges and threats facing the satcom community and get an exclusive outlook of the latest technology, equipment and services the industry has to offer.
Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD will provide the opening ministerial address. Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD has now confirmed his attendance and will be providing a host nation address with an update on UK MoD Strategic SatCom.
“Global MilSatCom has built a fantastic following over its 18 year history and is now recognized as the leading event in Europe for satellite professionals. We are very proud to have this level of support from the UK Ministry of Defence. This level of involvement will attract even more interest and further establish Global MilSatCom as the industry’s leading event. Once again we thank the UK MoD for their continued support,” said Dale Butler, Managing Director, SMi Group.
The three-day event agenda also includes unique presentations from U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, SES, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.
Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programs and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.
SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:
- Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
- Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space | Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation Unique Broadband Systems and XTAR.