09 October 2018 Industry News

Countdown to London’s Global MilSatCom conference

The landscape of defence satellite communications is changing rapidly on both sides of the Atlantic - with the announcement of a new US Air Force Space Command and conclusion of the Wideband AoA, the addition of new enduring capability for Skynet 6 and a new era of LEO mega-constellations set to provide new COMSATCOM bandwidth for military partners.

It is in this is the context that SMi Group is hosting the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition – taking place in London from the 6-8 November 2018 at the QEII Conference Centre.

With over 500 attendees it is a key calendar date for satellite professionals across the alliance. Broken into three dedicated days of content, the meeting sets out to cover mission critical updates from national programmes from the US, Europe and the wider international community.

Visit the website’s download centre to read a featurette on why Global MilSatCom is Europe's leading conference & expo for satellite professionals. The full agenda is available to download at: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/roompr

The latest new speaker to be confirmed is Mr Thomas Beckt, MILSATCOM Executive Director, US DoD, who will present on “SMC’s Launch System Enterprise in Support of MILSATCOM”, including the success of the recent launch of AFSPC-11 mission from Cape Canaveral and how the DoD is working with local launch squadrons to augment existing SATCOM capabilities through space-based satellite relays.

Bringing the conference to a total of 56 expert presenters from the following organisations: Airbus Defence & Space, Australian Department of Defence, Canadian Armed Forces, COMSAT, Defence Space Administration, Nigeria, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DGA, Dstl, EU Commission, European Defence Agency, European Space Agency, Eutelsat America Corp, French MoD, GovSat, Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat General, Italian Army, Italian MoD, Japanese MoD, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), New Zealand Defence Force, Newtec, Northern Sky Research (NSR), Orbital ATK, Raytheon, SES Networks, Spanish MoD, Thales US, Thales Defense & Security, UK MoD, UK Royal Air Force, UK Space Agency, US AFRICOM, US Air Force, US Department of Defense, US Marine Corps and Viasat

Visit the website to book your place, download exclusive event content and view the latest agenda at: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/roompr

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