SAE Media Group are proud to announce the 25th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will take place on 7 – 9 November 2023 at the QE II in London, UK, with a SATCOM On-the-Move Focus Day on 6 November.

With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program, dedicated exhibition halls, Global MilSatCom 2023 will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.

  • 1000+ Attendees
  • 55 Sessions
  • 50 Exhibitors
  • 4 Topic-led afternoon streams

Whats New?

*NEW* Two Afternoon ‘Stream’ sessions each to give you the opportunity to hear dedicated content delivery on themes such as COMSATCOM and Virtual Architecture and the Cloud

*NEW* Dedicated Stream Session on Developing The Next Generation of Talent in the Space Industry supported by SAE Foundation-> support promoting space to future STEM talent in this unique conferences session attended by over 150 university students

*NEW* Official Charity Partner -> A donation for every ticket sold. More news to follow on this soon

This is an event that will be like no other

This is a critical event, revered as the highest-level meeting for MilSatCom from the world’s most forward-thinking military nations.

Global MilSatCom is the world's leading event on military SATCOM and draws in 1000+, truly global representatives from the military, industry, government, and research communities to create an event that is not to be missed. Attend the conference to benefit from exclusive updates, insights, and discussions with the pre-eminent names in the world of SATCOM. 

  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across three days, including dedicated networking breaks, dinners, drinks receptions, and more!
  • Hear updates and guidance from world-leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness
  • Make new connections, contacts and partnerships from Global MilSatCom's international audience

Make new connections, contacts and partnerships with the 25th Global MilSatCom’s international audience

  • 1000 + Attendees
  • 45 + Nations
  • 300 + Organisations

Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled platform for collaboration from across the world.

With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program and packed exhibition halls, Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.

National militaries and government:
• Military SATCOM specialists
• Equipment procurement officers
• Government officials

• Businesses looking to break into the regional market
• Established players in the regional market
• Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
• Organisations who wish to equalise allied defence capability
• Those looking to establish and build on partnerships




The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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Space and Launch's global satellite businesses, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., together make up Boeing’s center for all space-borne intelligence systems and government and commercial satellite systems. Boeing offers end-to-end intelligence services and has competency in large-scale systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems. The world's first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom II, was built by Boeing and launched in 1963. Since Syncom, the company has delivered more than 300 satellites to more than 50 customers in over 20 countries. All were designed and built in Boeing’s satellite manufacturing factory, the world’s largest such facility.

ExoAnalytic Solutions


ExoAnalytic Solutions is an innovation leader providing world-class products and services for missile defense and space situational awareness applications. For 20+ years, we have developed advanced algorithms for focal-plane processing, tracking, characterization, discrimination, and sensor allocation. Today, with the world's largest optical telescope network, we lead the industry in commercial Space Domain Awareness for high altitude orbit regimes.



Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities enabling a dynamic ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.



L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue, 48,000 employees and customers in over 100 countries. L3Harris.com

Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.



Satcube manufactures game-changing satellite terminals to enable high-performance broadband – any time, quickly and cost-effectively.

The innovative Satcube Ku lightweight, portable satellite terminal is a highly compact, user-friendly device that delivers seamless connectivity empowering people at work, businesses and global organizations, to communicate and deliver critical services at any time.

Satcube is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a global network of strategic resellers



SWISSto12 (Rennes, Switzerland) is an RF company using an innovative end-to-end 3D additive manufacturing processe to develop Satcom antenna systems. SWISSto12’s Satcom portfolio includes: antenna feeds in X, Ku, Ka, Q, V bands; flat panel antenna arrays in Ku and Ka-bands with more than 40 dB gain; and active phased arrays (also known as ESAs, electronically steered antennas). SWISSto12’s unique and patented combination of manufacturing technologies and product designs offers the best SWaP in the market. SWISSto12 has developed commercially with success in Europe and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales group, Elbit, IAI, CAES, Lockheed Martin, and the European Space Agency. SWISSto12 has more than 1000 systems deployed operationally in the field across space, airborne, ground and maritime platforms. Contact: sales@swissto12.ch



Telesat U.S. Services, LLC (dba Telesat Government Solutions) is a wholly-owned, U.S.-incorporated subsidiary of leading satellite operator Telesat. Telesat Government Solutions provides reliable and secure global communications networks that the U.S. Government and allies require and the information superiority and mission assurance they demand. Leveraging the most cutting-edge satellite technologies, Telesat Government Solutions offers resilient infrastructure, real-time operations management, and morale, welfare, and recreation connectivity for remote personnel on long-term assignments.



Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2021, the company generated revenues of €19 billion with 80,000 employees in 68 countries. With its 30,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, working with customers and local partners around the world. Thales in the UK is a team of over 6,500 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, located across 10 key UK sites. In 2018, Thales UK’s revenues were around £1.3 billion. Each year Thales invests over £575 million into its UK supply chain, working with over 2,000 companies. They are dedicated to research and technology, working with partners to invest over £130m+ in R&D in the UK annually. With a heritage of over 130 years, Thales in the UK understands the importance of developing skills for the future, which is why they have over 400 apprentices and graduates across the UK. Thales is committed to supporting its people, and continuously developing talent, and highly skilled experts.


EM Solutions


EM Solutions has been developing Maritime satcom terminals for over 10 years with a vertically integrated capability supporting the development, engineering, verification, manufacturing, support, and sustainment of Naval Milsatcom X/Ka Multiband Platforms developed in collaboration with the Australian Defence Force. These platforms reflect best practice design, capability and functionality required to support future naval communications needs in multi-band, multi-orbit, multi-vendor scenarios.



Military operators are increasingly cognizant of the benefits of resilient Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) high speed communication capabilities. Honeywell has provided BVLOS solutions to various military organizations around the world, where the systems are being used to enable and enhance a variety of mission applications. Recent operations in the Ukraine, such as the Kabul Airlift and Covid 19 relief activities have put the need for seamless, global, reliable, and resilient high-speed connectivity into sharp focus. As defense departments strive to optimize and expand the capabilities of their airborne assets, BVLOS is an essential enabler to optimize mission effectiveness and outcomes.

Real-time high-speed broadband communication has become vital for mission success, which depends on having the right information, at the right place, at the right time, and to the right people. The Connected Battlespace is accelerating connectivity requirements. Air Forces need to be able to deploy rapidly, at anytime, anywhere in the world and asset utilization is increasingly stretched, with one platform type previously dedicated to specific missions expected to perform multiple roles. Furthermore, vast amounts of data need to be processed and communicated in real-time with the accelerated use and integration of artificial intelligence for enhanced situational awareness and decision making.

Recent events where the rapidly deployed operation face unique communication challenges can be overcome with BVLOS communication capability. Similarly, for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, collecting the data is facilitated by advanced sensing technology and multiple platforms – the continued area of weakness is disseminating the gigabytes of data securely so that the data can be turned into information and exploited in as near to real-time as possible.

Honeywell has been at the forefront of airborne Satellite Communications (SATCOM) systems innovation for over three decades. From the early systems in the early 1990s, which provided reliable cockpit connectivity for the first time, our constant innovation has enabled military aircraft to carry out missions more efficiently and safely. Honeywell’s SATCOM technology leadership has enabled military organizations to enjoy progressively faster and improved connectivity. From on-board phones and faxes, to Swift64, to SwiftBroadband, and to today’s Global Xpress powered by Honeywell JetWave and JetWave MCX network agnostic capability, this has set a new standard for aviation connectivity. With SATCOM research, technology, and support centers of excellence in Canada, US, UK, France, and India, Honeywell has vast experience and capability in innovating, developing, manufacturing, certifying, and supporting SATCOM systems. Today, our SATCOM systems can be found on thousands of aircraft worldwide, across the General Aviation, Business Aviation, Commercial Air Transport and Defense sectors. Honeywell’s extensive global support infrastructure ensures customers have access to expert support, wherever they are.



Marlink is the trusted partner of fully managed network solutions based on an intelligent hybrid network infrastructure and unrivalled digital services. We serve European militaries and government institutions, empowering remote operations with multi-band satcoms seamlessly integrated with terrestrial technologies. We tailor our solutions with advanced tracking and safety, welfare communications, digital solutions including remote data and IT and cyber security supported by 24/7 logistics and support for efficient operations.



MetOcean Telematics develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence and Security products. As a prominent global Iridium Satellite Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry. The corporate headquarters, including the research and development facility and production space, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. With regional offices in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom, MetOcean Telematics is positioned to support customers around the world 24/7.



Antenna systems for radar and satellite communications since 2009. Solid background within R&D of satcom and telecom, and has inhouse antennas, filters and related components for all SatCom frequency bands. Has since 2017 worked with satellite mobile innovation in the Phased arrays for satcom-on-the-move and LEO/MEO applications and launched the product line RESA (ReQuTech Electronically Steered Antennas) in 2021.

Teledyne Paradise Datacom


Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics Group, provides the satcom industry with satcom modem systems and SSPA systems. Flagship products include the Q-Net Full Mesh SCPC System and the new compact Axiom modem for Manpacks and UAV satcom links. Resilient high power PowerMAX systems provide the ultimate RF solution for secure satcom systems.


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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Broad Sanctuary
London SW1P 3EE
United Kingdom

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


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.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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