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Global MilSatCom 2008, the European hub for Military Satellite Communications, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Join leading MilSatCom nations and discuss national developments, international cooperation and current operational challenges.

Global MilSatCom provides an unparalleled opportunity to reflect upon today’s challenges, how to enhance current communication capabilities and what is required to maintain battle dominance. By listening to key presentations, you will establish the solutions that match your organisation’s needs.

Analyse the latest national programmes from Europe, the US, Australia and the United Arab Emirates

  • Directly engage with decision makers and industry leaders from 20 countries worldwide
  • Hear about the latest technological advances from industry leaders and benchmark them against military operational experiences
  • Understand future technologies and how they are going to impact upon current operations
  • Gain insight into policy frameworks and procurements strategies
  • Learn about Satcom on the Move and Satcom on the Halt

For further information or speaking opportunities please contact Fiona Punter on +44 (0) 207 827 6098 or fpunter@SAE Media Group-online.co.uk

Key Speakers include:

  • Rear Admiral Victor C See, Jr, USN Commander, Space and Naval Warfare SystemsCommand, Space Field Activity (SPAWAR) and Director, Communications SystemsAcquisition and Operations Directorate (COMM), National Reconnaissance Officen (NRO) and Program Executive Officer (PEO) Space System, Department Of The Navy
  • Malcolm Green, Chief, CAT 9 Communication Infrastructure Services, NATO C3 Agency
  • Brigadier General Ian Fordred, Director, Information Communication Technology(DICT) in the Command and Management Information Systems Division (CMIS), South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
  • Commodore Eric Fraser RN, Assistant Chief of Staff J6, UK Permanent Joint Headquarters
  • Colonel Patrick H Rayermann, Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office,Pentagon
  • Colonel Robert Champagne, Head of CIS Branch, Canada Operational SupportCommand (CANOSCOM), Department of Defence, Canada
  • Captain Giovanni Battista Durando, Chief of Land and Satellite Communication Networks and Systems, General Directorate of Telecommunications and Advanced Technologies, TELEDIFE, Ministry of Defence, Italy
  • Peter Kerr, Head, Satellite Communications Discipline, C3I Division, Defence Scienceand Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australia
  • Michael Pascaud, Syracuse III Program Manager, DGA, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Commander Alexandre Baillot, Military & Civil SatCom Leader, Space & Joint SystemsDivision, French Joint Staff
  • Major Dr Eng Mohamed N Mubarek Alahbabi, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor, General Headquarters, United Arab Emirates
  • Armed Forces Commander Chris Cheesman RN, Capability Team Leader, DEC CCII, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Dr Oystein Olsen, Principal Scientist, Communication Information Technology Systems, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Global MilSatCom 2007

“This is the most important conference in Europe, perhaps in the world dealing with MilSatCom. It is like a miracle, very different countries finding a common point of view and working all together in the same direction.” – Senior Representative, Spanish Ministry of Defence, 2007 MilSatCom Attendee

“Another great conference. They truly do seem to get better each year. – Tremendous networking opportunity. Again great participation on MANY nations. This made the experience richer.” Senior Representative, US Army, 2007 Global MilSatCom Attendee

The 10th annual Global MilSatCom is going to be held at the Millennium Conference Centre in Kensington, Central London between 3 - 5 November.

Click here to view hotel directions and reservation information.

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects , SES ASTRA

8:50 The Challenges Associated with Managing the NATO Tri-Nation SATCOM Capability

Malcolm Green

Malcolm Green , Chief CAT 9 Communication Infrastructure Services, NATO C3 Agency

  • Benefits of satellite vs terrestrial communications
  • Operational perspectives
  • Digital networking enabling BFT and greater situational awareness
  • 9:20 A View from the Front Line

    Commodore Eric  Fraser

    Commodore Eric Fraser, Assistant Chief of Staff J6, PJHQ, J 6 Division

  • The information needs of coalition forces
  • The challenges in delivering communications in the joint environment
  • Key ‘lessons learned’ from current operations
  • Observations on UK’s Network Enabled Capability on operations
  • 9:50 MilSatCom Services into the Theatre

    Pierre  Glatt

    Pierre Glatt , Telecom Services , AstriumServices

  • Today deployed soldiers consider welfare communications as a basic requirement
  • European and allied MODs have realised that welfare communications play a key role in overseas deployments
  • Welfare satcom providers have quickly adapted their services to match with both soldiers and commanders needs
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Inmarsat

    10:50 Factory to Front Line - Raising Our Game

    Group Captain John

    Group Captain John "JW" Wariner, Chief of Staff, Information Systems and Services, Ministry of Defence,UK

  •  A personal perspective of the realities of SATCOM on the front line
  •  The impact of a changing operational campaign on SATCOM requirements
  •  UK Defence SATCOM acquisition
  •  Partnership with industry - understanding each other
  •  Delivering coherence but exploiting intervention and innovation opportunities
  • 11:20 Italian MilSatCom Developments and Future Options

    Captain Giovanni Battista Durando

    Captain Giovanni Battista Durando, Chief of Land and Satellite Communication Networks and Systems, General Directorate of Telecommunications and Advanced Technologies, TELEDIFE, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  •  Italy's military satellite communications requirements — overview
  • The SICRAL project — operational effectiveness
  • Interoperability with allied systems
  • The future: SICRAL 2
  • 11:50 Future Satellite Networks and Communication within the French Navy

  • Presentation of the French Defence White Paper and Defence Procurement Review
  • The impact on French army OPS requirements with focus on military satcom updates and a special focus on the French Navy
  • International cooperation proposals
  • Commander Jacques Riviere

    Commander Jacques Riviere, C4ISTAR Leader, Plans & Policy Division, French Navy

    Commander Alexandre Baillot

    Commander Alexandre Baillot, Military & Civil SatCom Leader, Space & Joint Systems Division, French Joint Staff

    12:20 Convergence between Terrestrial and Satellite Systems for Military and Government Communication and Navigation Applications

    Robert Pearson

    Robert Pearson, Head of Antenna Systems, E R A Technology Ltd

  • Convergence of satellite spectrum with terrestrial communication system
  • The integration of ad-hoc mesh network radios with L and S-band satellite systems
  • The application of GNSS technologies for resilient battlefield situational awareness
  • The drive for miniaturisation and future for handheld and space constrained platforms
  • Integration with digital soldier systems
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Eutelsat

    14:20 Future Milsatcom Management Systems

    Nick Shave

    Nick Shave, Business Development Manager, Space & SatCom Systems , Logica

  • Overview of management system innovations in the provision of services for Skynet 5
  • Technical challenges (system planning, network management, equipment configuration, accounting)
  •  End-to-end service management
  •  Key design drivers for next generation systems
  •  Effective support of military end user applications
  • 14:50 Low Cost Satellite for AIS Observations in the High North

    Øystein Olsen

    Øystein Olsen, Principal Scientist, Communication Information Technology Systems, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • Performance expectations
  • Mission architectur
  • Satellite and data distribution
  • 15:20 Scalable and Flexible Satellite Communications Solutions in Complex Environments

    Stephen Tunnicliffe

    Stephen Tunnicliffe, Sales Director, Northern Europe, VT iDirect

  • The use of GQoS to provide flexible service offerings in different operational environment
  •  The use of spread spectrum to support land, sea and air operations  GNMS and ABS to support ubiquitous satellite coverage for naval operations
  • The importance of transmission security (TRANSEC) and encryption techniques on the battlefield
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by inmarsat

    16:20 EDA and Space: A New Tool for Common Military Space

    Rudolphe  Paris

    Rudolphe Paris, CIS Project Officer , European Defence Agency

  • EDA induction - how the EDA work and what the EDA can deliver
  • EDA and commercial SatCom coming next, a one-stop-shop for a centralised SatCom capacity & service procurement cell
  • EDA and MilSatCom: selecting future key technologies to seed the next MilSatCom generation
  • 16:50 Satellite Communications for Security within the European Space Agency

    Frank Zeppenfeldt

    Frank Zeppenfeldt, Communications Engineer, European Space Agency

  • Overview of ESA activities in the area of satellite communications for security
  • Upcoming satellite missions supported by ESA for addressing security needs
  • Recent developments in ground & space segment and standardisation for improving secure communications
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by SES Astra

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard McKinney SES

    Richard McKinney SES, European Space Liaison, US Air Force

    9:00 SPAWAR's SatCom Capabilities

    Vice Admiral Victor See

    Vice Admiral Victor See, USN Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Space Field Activity (SPAWAR) and Director, Communications Systems Axquisition and Operations Directorate (COMM), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and Program Executive Officer (PEO) Space System, Department of The Navy

    9:30 UAE Fast Forward to Network Enabled Capabilities

    Mohammed N Mubarek Alahbabi

    Mohammed N Mubarek Alahbabi, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor, General Headquarters , United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

  • UAE: An Emerging Powerhouse in GCC
  • Overview of the Yahsat Program:
    - First satellite with military & commercial services
    - Provide broadband access services SOTM & SOTP
    - Tomorrow's technology for tomorrow's needs.
    - Aligns with objectives of future NEC
  • Importance of military, civil & allied interagency cooperation
  •  Realization of NEC
  • Challenges ahead
  • 10:00 Situational Awareness, Resilience & Network Protection

    Bruno Dupas

    Bruno Dupas, President, Integral Systems Europe

  • The new contracting environment
  • The commercial augmentation of military systems
  • True end to end solutions and responsibilities
  • Integrated commercial and military requirements
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Inmarsat

    11:00 Integration of Capabilities--the Transformational Communications Architecture

    Colonel Pat Rayermann

    Colonel Pat Rayermann , Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Space Office, National Security Space Office

  •  The vision of the Transformational Communications Architecture
  • The process established to build and evolve the TCA
  •  The key elements/features of the TCA
  •  The SATCOM capabilities brought together by the TCA:
    - Military,
    - Civil
    - Commercial
  •  The implementation/application of the TCA
  • 11:30 Interoperable Communications

    Rebeca Cowen-Hirsch

    Rebeca Cowen-Hirsch, Vice President Global Government Services, Inmarsat

    12:00 Future Australian MILSATCOM – Today and Tomorrow

    Peter Kerr

    Peter Kerr, Head, Satellite Communications Discipline, C3I Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australia

  • Review of current ADF MILSATCOM systems
  • The future wideband ADF MILSATCOM system
  • Technical challenges for SATCOM enabled NCW
  • Mobility, spectrum, capacity, networking, survivability
  • 12:30 Network Enable Capability Issues

    Pierre Gaudemet

    Pierre Gaudemet, Technical Expert on Military Satellite Communications, Thales Alenia Space

  •  Complementary space and ground assets
  • Space services
  • Global networking
  •  Next MilSatCom generation
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Thales Alenia

    14:20 Providing Commercial Satellite Capacity to the MilSatCom Sector

    Simon Gatty Saunt

    Simon Gatty Saunt, Commercial Director, SES NEW SKIES

  • Increasing use by the military of commercial satellite
  • New trands and applications driving this take up
  • Case studies
  • Insights into future developments
  • 14:50 From Syracuse III to Syracuse IV

  • Brief overview of Syracuse III
  • Sicral and Athena
  • Preparation of Syracuse IV
  • Michael Pascaud

    Michael Pascaud, Syracuse III Program Manager, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France

    Arnaud Pellen

    Arnaud Pellen, Syracuse III System Architect, DGA,, Ministry of Defence, France

    15:20 Military Strategic Perspective on SATCOM in the Age of the Private Finance Initiative

    Commander (RN) Nigel Chandler

    Commander (RN) Nigel Chandler , J6 Operations, Directorate Command and Battlespace Management and Defence J6, Ministry of Defence

  •  Personal perspective from a maritime practitioner turned joint user
  •  Maintaining the strategic vision
  •  Managing expectations and encouraging innovation
  •  Coherence beyond defence – liaison with other government departments
  •  Support to operations – the main effort
  • 15:50 Launches Speak Louder Than Words (Short Film)

    Jean-Yves Le Gall

    Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO, Arianespace

    16:10 Special Champagne Reception Sponsored by Arianespace

    16:40 The Future of SatCom On The Move

    Mike Craemer

    Mike Craemer, Vice President, SWE-DISHSatellite Systems AB

  • Next Generation Global Services
  • Use of SatCom in military organisations
  •  Tactical use and need of SatCom on the move
  •  Requirements for SatCom on the move
  •  How to deal with approvals from satellite operators
  • 17:10 The Future Core Network

    Commander Chris Cheesman

    Commander Chris Cheesman, Capability Team Leader, DEC CCII,, Ministry of Defence

  •  Current military satellite capability
  •  Military communication requirements of the future
  • The vision for long range communication
  •  Possible technologies
  • The roadmap
  • 17:40 Skynet-5 End to End Secure Communications

    Rick Greenwood

    Rick Greenwood, Engineering Director, Paradigm Secure Communications

  • Overview of the continued growth and operational success of the Skynet fleet
  • Increasing satellite operators role as integrators and service providers in support of military operations
  • Military users are demanding ever more capable services with flexible bandwidth provision from a few kbps to >150Mbps
  •  Addressing the challenge of finding efficient ways to deliver true end-to-end managed services to mobile platforms or deployments and with ever
  • increasing  throughput
  • Suggested solutions
  • 18:10 Chairmans' Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:20 Networking Drinks at the Pub Sponsored by EADS Astrium

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks & Presentation on Spectrum Security

    Martin Jarrold

    Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum

  • Importance of Spectrum for the Satellite Industry
  • Addressing the threat: Current satellite spectrum being targeted for reallocation to other technologies
  • Outlining the threat to C-Band and Ku Band
  • Overview of the implications on military communication and terrestrial wireless deployments
  • How to overcome the challenge of enforcing WRC protections for C-band satellite
  • What is the future for satellite Ku-band, Ka-band, L-band, S-band?
  • 9:00 Military use of Commercial SATCOM in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

    Brigadier General Ian Fordred

    Brigadier General Ian Fordred , Director, Information Communication Technology (DICT) in the Command andManagement Information Systems Division (CMIS), South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

  •  Overview of SANDF deployments in Africa
  • Satellite Communication Considerations
  • Threats to the SANDF SATCOM strategy
  • Cooperation with other role-players in South Africa
  • Future requirements for new SATCOM Systems in the SANDF
  • 9:30 Serving those who Serve: BFBS Broadcasting Today

  • BFBS mission and purpose
  • Areas of coverage
  • Space segment details
  • Technical implementation
  • BFBS radio and television services
  • Delivery to the listener and viewer
  • Future prospects
  • Simon Shute

    Simon Shute, Director of Technology, S.S.V.C.

    Nick Daly

    Nick Daly, Regional Director, UK, Eire and The Netherlands, Eutelsat

    10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 SatCom Mobile Systems

    Hugues Lancrenon

    Hugues Lancrenon, Satcom System Senior Engineer & Syracuse Ground Segment Expert, Thales

  • New requirements and services needed
  • System challenges - Security and QoS management, resources optimization, OTM terminals integration
  • OTM optimized waveform with embedded anti-jamming capability
  • Overall system architecture
  • 11:00 Canadian Military Satellite Communication in Deployed Operations

  • Canadian operational support command headquarters overview
  • CIS mandate and capabilities
  • Current missions
  • Lessons learned in deployed operations
  • Future activities
  • Colonel Robert Champagne

    Colonel Robert Champagne, Head of CIS Branch, Canadian Operational Support Command Headquarters

    Chief Warrant Officer Monty Banks

    Chief Warrant Officer Monty Banks, Chief Communications Operator, CIS Branch, Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM), Canadian Operational Support Command Headquarters

    11:30 Communication Needs for EU Led Military Civil Operations - Interoperability and Reliability

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Albertini-Rosso

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Albertini-Rosso, French Army (French Marine Corps), National Military Expert, Communication and Information System Directorate, Policy and Requirement Unit, EU Military Staff

  • EU led operations: overview on current CIS architecture
  • Common need for interoperable communication systems in a multinational environment
  • Civil-military operations: the challenge of information coordination
  • The way ahead: multinational cooperation, SATCOM advanced technologies, EU SATCOM procurement
  • 12:00 How to Solve the Gordian Knot - Meeting the Combined Need for Mobility and Broadband at Low Cost

  • Current use of satellite communication offerings and their limitations from a user perspective
  • Benefits & disadvantages of traditional Ku, X and L-band systems
  •  What is the users wish list for the ideal SatCom system?
  • Addressing current and future requirements: mobility, easy deployment, low cost, high data rates, real time transfer, geographical relocation
  • Major General (Ret'd) Svante Bergh

    Major General (Ret'd) Svante Bergh, Senior Advisor, OverHorizon AB

    Per Wahlberg

    Per Wahlberg , CEO, OverHorizon AB

    12:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    12:40 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes Europe followed by Afternoon Workshop



    Understanding Ku and Ka Band SATCOM-on-the-Move Antenna Systems

    Understanding Ku and Ka Band SATCOM-on-the-Move Antenna Systems

    Millennium Conference Centre
    5th November 2008
    London, United Kingdom

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