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SMi’s first annual MilSatCom Asia conference and exhibition is going to be held in Singapore on the 23rd & 24th May 2011. Asia has become one of the most dynamic markets for satellite communications in the world. Located at one of the most important crossroads of the globe, Singapore’s strategic position and thriving SATCOM community makes it the perfect location to hold MilSatCom Asia 2011.

Following in the footsteps of our flagship event and Europe’s largest military satellite conference and exhibition, Global MilSatCom, MilSatCom Asia will attract the regional and international SATCOM experts to a highly regarded niche conference unique to Asia.

Attend and reflect upon the issues affecting the MilSatCom industry across Asia. Listen to timely case studies and hear from key regional and international military, government, civil and commercial experts on their latest national SATCOM programmes and initiatives.

Discuss issues ranging from procurement, to technological developments, national requirements and emerging capabilities, this is your opportunity to network with the major MilSatCom players from across Asia and the rest of the world to help you establish your future strategy.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse mix of international experts from the MilSatCom community. From emerging capabilities to established SATCOM programmes, taking part in this event will ensure you are kept fully up-to-date with the latest challenges, threats and solutions.

The MilSatCom Asia conference taking place on the 23rd & 24th May will run parallel to a vibrant exhibition where vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their latest products, technology and solutions for the SATCOM community. To find out more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact the SMi sponsorship department on sponsorshipdept@smi-online.co.uk 

To stay up to date visit www.milsatcomasia.com 

Sponsored by:
Cobham Astrium Gilat Satellite Networks Limited Rockwell Collins RT Logic
Stratos Inmarsat Thrane & Thrane Thales Vizada

Endorsed by the
The Singapore Space and Technology Association

Held in: In association with:


Don't miss the opportunity to take part in MilSatCom Asia. 

Meet and network with key individuals from across the Asian SATCOM community. This is why you cannot afford to miss out:

  • Attend a dedicated MilSatCom conference and exhibition unique to Asia
  • Hear national programme updates and case studies from key Asian nations
  • Discuss issues ranging from national requirements, to technological challenges and emerging capabilities
  • Interactive discussions will let you get your opinion across to the people that matter
  • Network with regional and international experts from the SATCOM community 

Industry Profile Includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts & Officers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • Networks and architecture
  • Satellite systems and applications
  • Engineering
  • Space development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Customer support
  • Sales, marketing and business development

Military and Government Profile Includes:

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project & Programme Managers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • J6
  • Procurement and acquisitions
  • Research Scientists
  • System Integration


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Patrick French

Patrick French, Senior Analyst and Head, Singapore Office, Northern Sky Research


Jonathan Hung

Jonathan Hung, President, Singapore Space and Technology Association


Professor Tit Meng Lim

Professor Tit Meng Lim, Chief Executive, Singapore Science Centre


Major (NS) Alex Tay

Major (NS) Alex Tay, S3/2nd in Command, ISTAR Battalion, Singapore Armed Forces

10:10 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat, Stratos and Thrane & Thrane

10:40 Australia’s MilSatCom Programme

Air Commodore Nick Barneveld

Air Commodore Nick Barneveld, Commander Defence Strategic Communications & ADF Strategic J63, Department of Defence, Australia

  • Australian Defence Force tactical and strategic SATCOM capabilities
  • Joint Project 2008 (JP2008): key issues
  • Enhancing the Australian Defence SATCOM capability through the delivery of satellite ground stations
  • Planning and monitoring tools in the Defence Network Operations Centre
  • Military partnerships
  • Collaboration and cooperation with commercial partners
  • Future goals
  • 11:20 Japanese SATCOM Perspective

    Atsuo Suzuki

    Atsuo Suzuki, Director Defence Policy Planning, Head of Space Policy, Ministry of Defence, Japan

  • Overview of activities in Japan Self-Defense Forces(JSDF)
  • Japanese SATCOM perspective
  • JSDF relief operations using COMSAT following Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Commercial SATCOM Relevance and Requirement

  • Commercial service importance in the military theatre
  • Supporting mission critical communication requirements
  • Addressing the future
  • Lizzie Greenwood

    Lizzie Greenwood, Director, Inmarsat Government Services, Asia Pacific

    Stephan Romer Jorgensen

    Stephan Romer Jorgensen, Director, Sales and Marketing, Thrane & Thrane

    Michael Abad Santos

    Michael Abad Santos, Vice President, Stratos Global Government and Military Solutions

    14:30 The Piracy Detection Satellite System

  • Maritime surveillance and Piracy detection
  • Spaceborne Polarimetric Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system - enabling early risk assessment
  • Providing detailed 3D ship models of targets
  • Tracking suspected pirates vessel using textural and geometric image integration
  • Integrating the system moving forward
  • Vijay  Ramakrishnan

    Vijay Ramakrishnan, Winner of the 2009 Singapore Space Challenge, Singapore

    Vo Thanh  Minh Tue

    Vo Thanh Minh Tue, Winner of the 2009 Singapore Space Challenge, Singapore

    15:00 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat, Stratos and Thrane & Thrane

    15:30 Satcom Mobility for Maritime Security

    Hugues Lancrenon

    Hugues Lancrenon, Satcom Systems Project Manager, Thales - Defense and Security C4I System Division

  • A challenge ahead to answer operational scenarios
  • Milsatcom as an essential tool for defense & security,
  • Fulll interoperability: the response to tri-service deployments,
  • Evolution toward Ka-band: a response for all needs?
  • Which innovative solutions for high performances satcom systems?
  • 16:00 Small Aperture Terminals and Regulatory Issues – A Storm in a Tea Cup Maybe?”

    Mark Steel

    Mark Steel, Senior Director of Engineering, Cobham SATCOM - Land Systems

  • Review of small terminals currently in use
  • Review of the current regulatory issues
  • Impact of the regulations on satellite operators/Manufacturers and end-users
  • Impact of regulations on terminal design
  • 16:30 Making Satcom Simple

    Andy Hide

    Andy Hide, Head of Future Programmes, Astrium

  • Making solutions easy to manage, easy to use and easy to procure
  • Taking the risk out of high performance naval and airborne applications
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by Astrium

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Patrick French

    Patrick French, Senior Analyst and Head, Singapore Office, Northern Sky Research


    Brigadier General Jay Raymond

    Brigadier General Jay Raymond, Vice Commander 5th Air Force and Deputy Commander 13th Air Force Yokota Air Base Japan, United States Air Force

  • Current operations update on US MILSATCOM satellites and terminals
  • MilSatCom operational requirements
  • Joint Space Communications Layer Resiliency Study and way ahead
  • General characteristics and specifications
  • Vision for the future
  • 9:50 Milsatcom - A Significant Part of the C4I

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Moshe Tamir

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Moshe Tamir, VP Defence and Homeland Security , Gilat Satellite Networks

  • The theatre and the C4I requirements
  • Technology, topology and deployment
  • HLS - First responders solutions
  • War fighters - SOTM and Manpack 
  • 10:30 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat, Stratos and Thrane & Thrane

    11:00 Meeting UK MilSat Future Requirements

    Commander Andy  Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Existing arrangements
  • Emerging user requirements
  • Drivers for future demand growth
  • The challenges
  • Next generation UK MilSat
  • 11:40 Satellite Interference – Locating the Source

    Dr Rob Rideout

    Dr Rob Rideout, Director of International Business Development, RT Logic

  • An introduction to geolocation
  • The state of the art in performance and capability
  • The future of geolocation
  • The satID geolocation system and service
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Disaster Preparedness & the Military Imperative: Establishing Harmonized Multi-Sector ICT Preparedness & Development Solutions

    Chris Frith

    Chris Frith, Consultant, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

  • A harmonized multi-sector ICT solutions response
  • ICT for disaster preparedness & development: The state of the art
  • Global ICT responses & global stakeholder responders
  • Initiatives to forge closer stakeholder collaboration
  • 14:30 Hosted Payloads: A Cost Effective and Rapidly Deployable Force Multiplier

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    15:10 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat, Stratos and Thrane & Thrane

    15:40 MilSatCom in the New Zealand Defence Force

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS (J6), New Zealand Defence force

  • Emerging MILSATCOM capabilities
  • Interoperability and collaboration with military partners
  • Satellite ground stations
  • Research, testing and development
  • Roadmap for the future
  • 16:20 The Project on the First Earth Observation Small Satellite of Vietnam (VNREDSat-1)

    Dr Bui Trong Tuyen

    Dr Bui Trong Tuyen, Head, Department of Research and Development of Satellite Technology, Space Technology Institute, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    Why Ka-band? Advantages and Disadvantages of Ka-Band Mobile Satellite Systems

    Why Ka-band? Advantages and Disadvantages of Ka-Band Mobile Satellite Systems

    Swissôtel Merchant Court
    25th May 2011
    Singapore, Singapore

    Swissôtel Merchant Court

    20 Merchant Road
    Singapore 058281

    Swissôtel Merchant Court



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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.

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