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SMi presents our 2nd Annual Conference...


MilSatCom Asia


Asia's Leading Military Communications Event


on the


9th and 10th May 2012, Singapore 


Supported by:



In Association with:



Gold Sponsors:

Cobham Technical Services Gilat Satellite Networks Limited Inmarsat



Addvalue Innovation AGI ST Electronics (SatcomS)



To register your place at the largest SatCom event in Asia please contact:

APAC - Laura Green on +65 664 990 95 or lgreen@smi-online.sg

EMEA - Teri Arri on +44 20 7827 6162 or tarri@smi-online.co.uk


Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with the following companies and Military


Department of Defence, Australia US Air Force
Republic of Oman Navy Defence and Science Technology Agency, Singapore (DSTA)
Ministry of Defence, Japan Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)
Indian Navy Centre of Strategic Infocomm Technology, Singapore (CSIT)
SUPARCO Royal Australian Air Force
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Ministry of Defence, Belgium
Ministry of Defence, Turkey National University of Singapore (NUS)
US Embassy of Singapore Northern Sky Research (NSR)
Vietnam National Satellite Centre (VNSC) French Embassy of Singapore
Astrium Services Cobham Technical Services
Inmarsat Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI)
Gilat Satellite Networks Hughes Network Systems
AddValue Innovations Arianespace
MeaSat Dal Bisness Telekom
Lockheed Martin Artel
MCC Corporation iDirect
NewSat Newtec
ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) System Consultancy Services
Satis Russia ViaSat
Thuraya SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
XTAR PT. Atlas Energies Indonesia
Euro Asia Communications Aviation Week
IHS Janes Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)


SMi are pleased to announce the 2nd instalment of MilSatCom Asia taking place on the 9th and 10th May 2012 in Singapore. With satellite communications increasing in the region this event will allow fantastic networking opportunities with senior SATCOM professionals from across the region and internationally.

The reliance on satellite communication is increasing in Asia, and this event will attract senior SATCOM professionals from across the Asia-Pacific region to one place. Following in the footsteps of our flagship event and Europe’s largest military satellite conference and exhibition, Global MilSatCom. MilSatCom Asia will be a highly regarded niche conference to the Asia-Pacific region.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend such an event and discuss the issues affecting the SATCOM community across the region. Hear from key regional and international military, government, civil and commercial experts on their latest national SATCOM programmes and initiatives.

Furthermore, issues such as satellite imagery, technological developments, civil-military interoperability and joint government missions in space will be reflected. This is your opportunity to network with the major SATCOM players from across Asia-Pacific and establish your future strategy.

Taking part in this event will ensure you are kept fully up-to-date with the latest challenges, threats and solutions across the region. 


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Sponsorship Opportunities

The MilSatCom Asia conference taking place on the 9th & 10th 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 



Delegate Breakdown from our 2011 event




Don't miss the opportunity to take part in our 2nd annual MilSatCom Asia conference.

ATTEND the largest gathering of SatCom professionals in Asia

HEAR from a wide range of regional and international speakers

DISCUSS issues ranging from National Programmes to the latest developments in SatCom requirements

INTERACT with key decision makers in the SatCom community

NETWORK with a wide international audience


Networking Opportunities at MilSatCom Asia 2012


Asia's Leading Military Communications Event offers unrivalled networking opportunities. Leave MilSatCom Asia having forged new working relationships and strengthened your current ones. 


  • Directly engage with military and civil representatives from around the world.
  • Dedicated Question & Answer sessions during the conference will give you the opportunity to get your questions across to the people that matter.
  • Visit the vibrant exhibition to meet with your industry peers and assess the latest products and solutions on offer.
  • Networking breaks and lunches will allow you to discuss the key topics from the conference with your colleagues. 



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

Jose del Rosario

Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research


Jonathan Hung

Jonathan Hung, President, Singapore Space and Technology Association

  • Current Space Ecosystem
  • Research and Development being carried out
  • Future Roadmap
  • 9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ministry of Defence Japan follow-on X-band SATCOM

    Masayuki Iwaike

    Masayuki Iwaike, Director of Missile Defence and Space Policy, Defence Policy Division, Ministry of Defence, Japan

  • Establish a new structure of government in space sector
  • Overview of MODJ current SATCOM programme
  • Current X-band capabilities
  • Future road map
  • 10:10 Satellites as enablers of maritime operations in the Indian Ocean region

    Commodore (Ret'd) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret'd) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander, Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

  • Challenges and application for ISR tasks by the Indian Navy
  • As enabler of Network Centric Operations (NCO) / Network Centric Warfare
  • Enhancing efficiency of HADR and disaster warning measures
  • 10:50 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat

    11:20 Australia's MilSatCom Programme

    Squadron Leader Daniel Howarth

    Squadron Leader Daniel Howarth, Satellite Capability Project Officer, 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 coopeartion with commercial partners
  • Future Goals
  • 12:00 Military and Civil SATCOM Requirements in Asia

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

  • Military Hotspots
  • Emergency preparedness for Civil Government needs
  • The budget picture
  • The compelling proposition of Commercial Bandwidth
  • Quantifying Demand
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Capacity and Versatility - Key qualities of next generation SATCOM

    Gordon McMillan

    Gordon McMillan, Director GX Government Services EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Inmarsat

  • The impact of changing usage patterns
  • Is greater bandwidth the only solution?
  • Mobile or fixed?
  • Strategy Drivers

  • Has there been an increase in the region for MilSatCom?
  • Where MilSatCom is needed most?
  • Recent developments that has seen a need for SatCom
  • Future Roadmap
  • Patrick French

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

    Masayuki Iwaike

    Masayuki Iwaike, Director of Missile Defence and Space Policy, Defence Policy Division, Ministry of Defence, Japan

    Dr. Mohammad Riaz Suddle

    Dr. Mohammad Riaz Suddle, Director of PakSat-1R Programme, Suparco

    Commodore (Ret'd) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret'd) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander, Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

    Squadron Leader Daniel Howarth

    Squadron Leader Daniel Howarth, Satellite Capability Project Officer, Department of Defence, Australia

    15:30 Networking Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Inmarsat

    16:00 A 'systems' approach to secure SATCOM

    Andy Hide

    Andy Hide, Head of Future Programmes, Astrium - Satcom Systems and Solutions

  • Delivering value by driving out risk and cost
  • Leveraging commercial technology
  • Role of local partnerships in delivering global solutions
  • Emerging capability - recent highlights
  • 16:40 Importance of Satellite Imagery and Sensing across the ASEAN region

    Soo Chin Liew

    Soo Chin Liew, Principal Research Scientist, Head of Research, National University of Singapore

  • Current Satellite Imagery requirements
  • Importance of Satellite Imagery when a natural disaster happens
  • Research being carried out on Imagery requirements
  • Future Developments
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 DRINKS RECEPTION Sponsored by Astrium

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: US International Wideband Global SatCom (WGS) Programme

    David Steare

    David Steare, Lead, MILSATCOM International Engagement , US Air Force

  • Overview of the WGS programme
  • Co-operation with other member countries
  • USAF International Engegement
  • Interoperability in the Asia-Pacific region
  • 9:50 SPECIAL ADDRESS: The Belgium view on MilSatCom solutions facing emerging challenges

    Major John Genouw

    Major John Genouw, ACOS O&T/DivSp/J6 Resources Mgt, Joint Operational Support Division, Ministry of Defence, Belgium

  • Operational challenges leading to short and mid-term evolutions
  • Current technology and tactical choices for the future
  • SatCom for Welfare needs
  • Interoperability and Belgium participation in international SatCom co-operation
  • 10:30 Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Inmarsat

    11:00 SATCOM as an enabler for force transformation in future tactical operations

    Dr. Robert Pearson

    Dr. Robert Pearson, Director, Cobham Technical Services

  • Trends in military operations and force transformation
  • Next generation portable SatCom terminals for tactical applications
  • Asymmetric warfare and the requirements for intelligence gathering
  • Enablers for integration of satellite and terrestrial systems at the tactical edge
  • Situational awareness: requirements and limitations
  • Increased use of automony and the role of SatCom in reach back for UAVs/UGVs
  • case study on radio-over-satellite system offering meshed communications, situational awareness, remote sensor monitoring and video streaming, as well as infrastructure independent base station and use of COFDM mesh technology for enhanced resilience
  • 11:40 SOTM (SatCom on the Move) for C4ISR - Past experience and roadmap ahead

    Eran Agmon

    Eran Agmon, AVP Head of Integrated Defense Solutions, Gilat Satellite Networks

  • Information and intelligence collecting: ISR, UAVs, Border Control, Public Safety, Emergency Management etc.
  • SOTM solutions for intelligence: uploading broadband real time video, Sigint, Comint
  • BLOS solutions for modern UAVs: unlimited time and extended range
  • Expanding performance envelope of Reconnaissance and Intelligence in highly reliable SatCom
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Pakistan Communication Satellite (PakSat) Programme

    Dr. Mohammad Riaz Suddle

    Dr. Mohammad Riaz Suddle, Director of PakSat-1R Programme, Suparco

  • Background of the Programme
  • Current Status of the Programme
  • Key features of PakSat-1R
  • SatCom in Pakistan 
  • 14:10 Malaysia Space Programme and SATCOM Capability

    Mustafa Din Subari

    Mustafa Din Subari, Deputy Director General, National Space Agency (ANGKASA)

  • Current sapce operations
  • SatCom requirements
  • Interoperability to increase capacity in space
  • 2012/13 Roadmap
  • 14:50 Networking Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Inmarsat

    15:20 New Zealand's SATCOM Programme Developments

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS J6, NZDF

  • Current developments in New Zealand's SatCom capability
  • The importance of SatCom in New Zealand
  • Satellite ground stations
  • Future Research and Development
  • 16:00 Recent development of Satellite Technology in Vietnam

    Professor Pham Anh Tuan

    Professor Pham Anh Tuan, Director, Vietnam National Satellite Centre

  • Overview of current capabilities
  • SatCom requirements
  • Satellite technology update
  • Future Roadmap to 2014
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    What is the future for Satellite Communications-On-The-Move (SOTM)?

    What is the future for Satellite Communications-On-The-Move (SOTM)?

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    11th May 2012
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