SAE Media Group are proud to announce that the 18th annual Global MilSatCom will convene in London on 8th-10th November 2016.

At this year's Global MilSatCom there will once again be a range of networking opportunities:

  • Service providers as well as key military and government end-users to make up 500 attendees for the conference and exhibition.
  • Two evening networking receptions hosted by SES and Airbus Defence and Space at the end of days 1 and 2 
  • SES will host their reception in the City Suite at the conference hotel whilst Airbus Defence and Space invite you to the Royal Chelsea Hospital 
  • Two invitation only evening dinners hosted by Lockheed Martin at the The Army and Navy Club in Mayfair and Eutelsat in the Chino-Latino restaurant in the conference hotel. 
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

At the main conference itself products and services will be unveiled. There will also be new updates on military SatCom programmes and crucial topics will be discussed. These include the potential for greater exploitation of commercial services to satisfy end-user military requirements, how the great demand for more resilient and protected SatCom is being satisfied and  the potential for SatCom on airborne platforms. Such topics will be addressed by the likes of the UK MoD, UAE Space Agency, Oneweb and U.S Air Force.



  • Meet and network with 500 attendees, including 100 military personnel
  • Hear critical update on military programmes and understand how your solutions can satisfy their requirements
  • Discuss topical issues, such as the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements
  • Understand the latest technological solutions and how these best suit the end-user


Previous Attendees Include;

30th Signal Regiment; ACR Electronics, Inc.; Actia Sodielec; Advantech AMT; Advantech Wireless Inc.; Aerospace Corporation; Airbus; AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE; Airbus Defence & Space Inc; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (ND SatCom Defence GmbH); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; Airbus DS GmbH; Armasuisse; Astrium Services Enterprises; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications; Avanti Communications Group ; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent; Belgian MOD; Bill Robins Ltd; Boeing; Boeing Defence & Space Group; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army Staff; British Army; British Embassy; BT; Bundeswehr; Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Services Centre; Canadian Department of Defence; Central Research Institute of Economy, management and information systems «Electronics»; China Academy of Space Technology; Comtech EF Data; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe ; CPI Satcom Division ; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; DARPA; Datapath; Defence Science and Technology; Department of Defense; Des Networks ; DGA France; DRS Technical Services, Inc. ; DSTL; DTECH Labs, A Cubic Company; Eclipse; EEAS, Belgium; Embassy of Ukraine; ETL Systems; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Ministry of Defence; GATR Technologies; General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; German Armed Forces Support Command; Get Sat; Gulf Sat Communications; GulfSat; GVF; HARMONIC LIMITED; Harris CapRock; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; High Commission of India; HISDESAT; Honeywell Aerospace; Hughes Network Systems; Hunter Communications Inc; Inmarsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; INTV; IRIDIUM ; ISS Networks; J6 DDC4- Cyber; Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation; JFC ISS; Joint Forces Command; JSC SATIS-TL-94; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Luxembourg Army HQ; LuxGovSat S.A.; Malaysian Ministry of Defence; MCC Corporation; MDA Satellite; METRACOM; MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force; MINDEF, Singapore; Ministero Della Difesa; Ministry Of Defence; Ministry Of Defence (Czech; Ministry of Defence, Belgium; Ministry of Defence, ISS Programmes; Ministry of Defence, UK; MoD; MOD Corsham; MOD/DE&S/ISS; NATO; NATO ACT; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency); NATO Headquarters; NATO SOF HQ; ND SatCom GmbH; NDLO; New Zealand Defence Force; New Zealand MoD; Newtec; Nigerian Air Force; Nigerian Army; Nigerian Navy; Norsat International; Northern Sky Research; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Nova Systems; NSSL Global GmbH; NSSL Global Ltd; O H B - System A G; O3b Networks; Parliamentary Under Secretary Of State; Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), Ministry of Defence, UK; Polish Armed Forces; PWC; Qinetiq; Raytheon; Renaissance Strategic Advisors; Resortowe Centrum Zarzadzania Sieciami i Uslugami Teleinformatycznymi; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Royal Netherlands Army; Russian Embassy; Sangcom; Satcom Direct; SatCom Government Inc Airbus DS ; Satellite Communications; SES; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; Shephard Media; Signalhorn GmbH; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Skyware Technologies; SpaceNews, Inc; Spectra Group; SpeedCast; ST Electronics; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Limited; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd.; SUPARCO; SurCom International; Surrey Satellite Technology; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd; Tampa Microwave; Tanzanian People's Defence Forces; TECOM Industries, Inc.; Telesat; Telespazio; Tesat Spacecom; Tesat-Spacecom; Tesat-Spacecom Gmbh & Co Kg; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Communications & Security; Thales UK; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Traville Group; Tsofun Algorithm Ltd; Turkish Armed Forces; Turkish General Staff; Turkish Navy; UAE Space Agency; UK Delegation to NATO; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UKTI DSO; ultisat; Ultra Electronics - GigaSat; US EUCOM; USAF; USEUCOM; USSTRATCOM; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence Llc - Satellite Group; ViaSat ; ViaSat UK Ltd; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink; VT iDirect; Wall Street Journal; Work Microwave GmbH; XTAR; XTAR LLC;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
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General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC

General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence

8:50 UK MoD Strategic SatCom Update

Air Commodore Nick Hay

Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence

9:30 French MilSatCom: A Consistent System for Armed Forces

Colonel Laurent Jannin

Colonel Laurent Jannin, Head of Syracuse III and IV Programs and MILSATCOM Operations, DGA France

  • MILSATCOM architecture for operational requirements
  • Deployed system from France to troops on the field
  • IP transformation feedback : RF-IP layers interactions
  • COMSAT NG : assuring MILSATOM capability  continuity
  • COMSAT NG space segment : two first satellites procurement
  • COMSAT NG ground segment : new requirements
  • 10:00 ESA/EDA - Supporting Innovation In Secure SATCOM for Governmental Use

  • ESA phased approach to strengthen Europe's SatCom industry to develop innovative technology solutions and new services in security
  • ESA Govsatcom Precursor initiative in coordination with the European Commission and the European Defense Agency
  • EDA feasibilty study on Govsatcom
  • EDA Demonstrating Pooling and Sharing as option for Govsatcom
  • Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, European Space Agency

    Holger Lueschow

    Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communication and Project Officer Radio Spectrum, Capability, Armament & Technology, European Defence Agency

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:05 Secure Communications – The Future Is More Than Just Satellite Communications

    Richard Franklin

    Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications, Airbus Defence and Space

    - Secure Communications – Keeping you Connected
    - Linking reactively on demand
    - Opportunities with no restraints
    - Cyber Secure Robustness

    11:35 An Update On SICRAL2 And How MilSatCom Services Are Being Provided For The Italian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, Chief, SATCOM Section, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    • Athena Fidus and Sicral2 – how key national requirements can be met with international allied collaboration
    • An outline of next-generation requirements and how SIGMA and SICRAL 3 will satisfy these
         o SIGMA - UHF and Ka satellite network for institutional and governmental services
         o SICRAL 3 - SHF and UHF advanced military SATCOM System
    • Ensuring their successful launches through a robust financial programme
         o Public-private partnerships
         o Government agencies


    12:05 Welcome To The Eutelsat Quantum World

    David Bair

    David Bair, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat America Corporation

    • What makes the Eutelsat Quantum so special?
    • Ensuring availability, agility and assurity
    • Military communications in the 5G era

    12:35 Networking Lunch

    14:05 How Belgium Defence Satisfies Military Communication Requirements

    Major Nicolas Stassin

    Major Nicolas Stassin, Defense Staff/Strategy Department/Defense Development Division/ Capabilities Section/Enabling Space, Belgian Defense

    • Belgian Defence operations in a nutshell
    • Space-based capabilities and services as major enablers for expeditionary forces
    • SatCom current solutions
         o Partnerships
         o Cooperation
         o Commercial providers
    • Requirements and needs for the future
    • Potential options

    14:35 GOVSAT-1 - A Key European Governmental Satcom Infrastructure

    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer, GovSat
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    • Programme overview
    • GOVSAT-1 capabilities
    • Enabling defence and security applications

    15:05 COMMERCIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: How Industry Are Satisfying The Key Requirements For SatCom in ISR

    • An outline of the key challenges in supplying SatCom for UAVs and RPAS and how these are being overcome
         o Technical challenges
         o Regulatory, safety and privacy
    • Key considerations for SatCom integration into next-generation UAS
    • Ensuring the effective implementation of SatCom for ISR platforms
    • Integrating SatCom into manned systems to optimise ISR operations
    • Key comparisons for SatCom integration into manned and unmanned systems and main recommendations for operational efficiency


    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon

    Colin Sage

    Colin Sage, Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.

    Rick Henry

    Rick Henry, Director, Global Network Solutions, Intelsat General

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:25 Enabling Future Milsatcom Capabilities

    Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson, Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Government Satellite Systems, Boeing

    16:55 Balancing And Integrating MilSatCom And Commercial Services: Dilemmas And Solutions For The Hungarian Defence Forces

    Major Attila Horvath

    Major Attila Horvath, SatCom Specialist, Hungarian Defence Forces

    • Solution for VSAT: VNO hosted by an allied nation
         o Selection of the host operator
         o The question of on-the-job training for the virtual operator
         o The residual risk of connecting the host and the VNO via landline
    • Solution for TACSAT: Inmarsat L-TAC with VHF

    17:25 What Makes MilSatCom Fit For The Battlefield?

    Etienne Boucharlat

    Etienne Boucharlat, Solution Manager, MilSatCom and Tactical Networks, Thales Communications & Security

  • With operational feedback from the frontline, the presentation will examine cases of Satcom for land OTM, submarines and surface ships together with UAVs and mission aircraft platforms:
  • Compatibility between satcom mission and the platform mission
  • Climatic, mechanical and electromagnetic constraints
  • Electronic attacks
  • Solutions and technologies to maximize availability, survivability and MTBF
  • 17:55 Five Steps Towards Efficient MilSatCom Operations With Newtec Mx-DMA® VSAT Return Technology

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense, Newtec

    • Industry leading spectral efficiency
    • Seamless Real-¬time Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation
    • Highest Service Availability at Minimal Cost
    • Optimised SWaP-¬-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) for Remote Satcom Terminals
    • Unmatched Operational Efficiency providing remotely located personnel the peace of mind and to keep focused on their core tasks

    18:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:30 Networking Reception Sponsored by SES

    20:30 Evening Dinner Sponsored By Eutelsat

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research, LLC

    8:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ensuring Effective Strategic Communications For Deployed Warfighters Through DISA’s Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services Programme

    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason, Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, DISA
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    • An outline of the key features of the EMSS programme to ensure a strategic advantage for the warfighter
         o Global handheld voice, data, paging, and sim-less Short Burst Data (SBD) communications
    • How the Iridium satellite network is providing effective coverage for EMSS
    • Tactical on-the-move communications with the Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS)
    • Potential for further development of the programme and how the programme’ long-term sustainability will be maintained

    9:20 Satellite Communications: Enabling Critical Surveillance Capabilities

    Rich Pang

    Rich Pang, Vice President, Government Product Management, SES

    • Commercial satellite communications serves as the backbone for ground and air-based surveillance platforms used by global government customers today
    • Industry must partner with government to innovate "best in class" SATCOM solutions for next generation ISR platforms
    • SATCOM network-enabled surveillance nodes can deliver enhanced situational awareness and enhance border security, migration management efforts and keep troops out of harm’s way

    9:50 How The DoD Teleport Program Ensures Effective Interoperability Between Multiple SatCom Systems In The U.S

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Department of Defense

    • Main goals and initiatives of the programme and how these will be satisfied
         o Gateway to the Global Information Grid (GIG)
         o Complete access to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN)
    • An outline of the three phases and roadmap of the programme
         o Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Extreme Data Rate (XDR) addition via Navy Multiband Terminal addition.
         o WGA X/Ka via Army Modernisation of Enterprise Terminal addition.
         o Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to legacy interoperability via the MUOS to Legacy Gateway Component (MLGC).
    • Key challenges and obstacles to full interoperability and how these can be eliminated for future projects

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 MilSatCom – Ensuring Mission Relevance

    Justin Keller

    Justin Keller, Director, Advanced Programs, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    • Supporting the User: Don’t forget the “Military” in “MIL-SATCOM”
    • Resilience: Getting beyond the buzzword
    • Technology trends – Operational benefits
    • MUOS and AEHF – growing relevance for tomorrow’s missions
    • Acquisition lessons for future procurements

    11:20 Delivering Broadband To The Battlespace

    Andy Lincoln

    Andy Lincoln, Chief Technical Officer, Tactical Network Solutions, ViaSat, Inc.
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    • Assessing current and future capability gaps
    • Closing the gaps affordably, with low risk
    • Adding resilience, protection, and disaggregation

    11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Adapting To Evolving Threats By Creating More Resilient And Robust MilSatCom Systems

    • An outline of the components of space systems that are more at risk and how these align with the evolving threats
    • Strengths and weaknesses of current commercial solutions and government programmes that are designed to address the threats
    • The best method to successfully integrate greater resiliency into MilSatCom systems so long-term threats will be minimised
    • How external threats could evolve and the key components that need to be considered long-term to ensure resiliency

    Claude Rousseau

    Claude Rousseau, Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Department of Defense

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force

    Dr Daniel Hannan

    Dr Daniel Hannan, Senior Space Policy Analyst, US Department of Defence OSD Space Policy

    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller, Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, DISA Information Systems Center (DISC)

    12:35 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes Network Systems

    13:55 Communications for Mobile Platforms: An Evolution

    Steve Mills

    Steve Mills, Head of Global Sales and Marketing- Secure Communications , Airbus Defence and Space

    • The Technology
    • The Operations
    • For new and old users who need highest grade security

    14:25 Wideband Analysis of Alternatives

    Anthony Vraa

    Anthony Vraa, Wideband Satcom Subject Matter Expert, J6 C4 Transport Division, Joint Staff
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  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process
  • What is an AoA
  • Why is a wideband AoA required
  • AoA process
  • Post AoA actions
  • 14:55 Staying Ahead Of The Bits: How HTS Is Enabling Mobility Applications And Performance To Meet The Accelerating Demands Of Data Hungry Users

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General

    • Key considerations for operating in an HTS architecture
    • Choosing throughput or coverage—what matters most?
    • How fast can I go: speeds and feeds
    • New service models — cost vs. flexibility

    15:25 How The U.S Can Maximise Key Capabilities Across The U.S Armed Forces With Greater Allied Collaboration And Advanced Planning

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force

    • Current examples of successful allied collaboration to enhance allied and U.S capabilities
    • An outline of the US Air Force’s next-generation requirements and why allied collaboration is critical for both cost-efficiency and satisfying requirements
    • The importance of allies in the acquisition process to ensure successful integration for all parties
    • How industry are responding to interoperability and the level of flexibility to ensure all requirements are satisfied

    15:55 Afternoon Tea

    16:25 Developing International Relationships to Optimize MilSatCom Capabilities and Capacities:

    Michael Laney

    Michael Laney, Lead International Engagement for MilSatCom, U.S. Air Force

  • Developing US.DoD International Relationships
  • Benefits of International Partnerships
  • How do you do business with the U.S.?  Principles of International Engagement
  • A glimpse behind the curtain, the international agreements process
  • MilSatCom International Engagement Initiatives
  • 16:55 Transforming MilSatCom with Commercial Technologies

    Daniel  Losada

    Daniel Losada, Vice President International Sales, Hughes Network Systems

  • Advanced waveforms for micro terminal based service
  • Protected communications
  • High throughput gateways and terminals for worldwide deployment
  • Next generation airborne SATCOM including rotary wing aircraft
  • 17:25 How The Marine Corps Is Optimising Satellite Communications For Regional Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler, Assistant Chief of Staff G6, US Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa

  • MARFOREUR/AF employs a variety of SATCOM systems to support mobile, disaggregated operations
  • Enroute Airborne C2 capabilities‎
  • Shipboard C4 Interoperability efforts
  • SPMAGTF-CR-AF support of Operation United Assistance in Liberia
  • 17:55 Evolution Of Protected Resilient SatCom

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon

    • Emerging Missions and New Platforms
    • Protected Tactical Edge AJ SATCOM for the Warfighter
    • Commercial SATCOM Integration
    • Evolution to Affordable High Performance Terminals

    18:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:40 Coaches Depart for Airbus Defence and Space Networking Reception at Royal Chelsea Hospital

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Martin Littlehales

    Martin Littlehales, UK Security and Defence Marketing Director, Airbus Defence & Space

    8:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How Tactical Narrowband Satellite Communication (TNS) Project Will Satisfy Next-Generation SatCom Requirements

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence

    • An outline of the TNS project roadmap and key timelines to ensure successful final delivery in 2023
    • Key capabilities of the TNS Project and how this satisfies long-term requirements
    • Overcoming the main challenges to ensure the successful operational efficiency of the TNS project

    9:10 An Overview of the Australia Defence Force's Future and Current SatCom Capabilities

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense

    - The Australian Defence Force's operational use of SatCom and the unique challenges faced
     - Concurrent operations
     - Dispersed locations
    - What are the future requirements and why are they critical to the Australian Defence Force's civil and international commitments
    - The potential for further international collaboration after the success of the US Australia Wideband Global SatCom Satellite
    - How Australia will satisfy next-generation MilSatCom requirements

    9:40 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

    Jack Deasy

    Jack Deasy, VP of Government Sales, O3b Networks

    • O3b Networks provides global HTS communications services over a constellation of medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites
    • Unique capabilities include: up to 1.6 Gbps throughput, round trip latency of 150msec or less, and steerable beams that provide services where you need it/when you need it
    • Secure gateways located around the world
    • Supported applications include: In-theater, deployable 3G/4G LTE backhaul; Secure global cloud (Big Data) services; latency sensitive ERP applications, and high throughput maritime communications  (>400Mbps)

    10:10 Satisfying Critical MilSatCom Requirements In The NZDF

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, DDC4OPS CIS Branch, New Zealand Defence Force

    •          An outline of the unique NZDF Challenges and how these are being minimized
         o NZDF AOR
         o NZDF ORBAT – Our Platforms
         o SATCOM ORBAT
         o Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HADR) - MCIP
         o Restricted Bandwidth – Combined Services Pool
    •          How NZDF are optimising WGS capabilities to satisfy key national requirements
         o Benefits to NZDF and the NZ contribution
    •          An outline of next-generation SatCom capabilities and requirements in line with NZDF 2035

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Near Arctic Communication Challenges

    Erik Sletengen

    Erik Sletengen, Senior Engineer, Satcom, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

    • Introduction to Norwegian networking with satellite capacity
    • Low elevation angles and northern terrain constraints
    • Increased availability by using inclined satellites
    • Experience with Iridium OpenPort in Arctic
    • Alternative HEO-plans
    • LEO/MEO expectations
    • Conceptual Satcom/LTE convergence

    11:40 Supporting the Warfighter in the Information Age

    • Supporting the ISTAR community deliver products efficiently via SATCOM
    • Empowering the User community to manage and exploit their allocated bandwidth resource
    • The benefits of Adaptive Satellite Access Technology in meeting Satcom on the Move requirements
    • More for Less; the improvements achieved in SATCOM with Gallium Nitride Solid State Power Amplifiers

    Alastair Lawson

    Alastair Lawson, Director of Business Development (Defence), Advantech Wireless

    12:10 GOVERNMENTAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring Effective Communication Capabilities in Polar Regions and Harsh Environments

    • Key  considerations to ensure robust communications in polar conditions
    • Case studies of recent harsh environment operations and the key lessons learnt
    • How future requirements will impact the procurement options for Arctic and Antarctic communication capabilities
    • An outline of the unique challenges faced with military communications in the polar regions and how these are overcome

    Erik Sletengen

    Erik Sletengen, Senior Engineer, Satcom, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, DDC4OPS CIS Branch, New Zealand Defence Force

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense

    12:40 Commercial Satcom Services for the Military End-User

    Simon Barrett

    Simon Barrett, Senior Manager, Government Services, Avanti Communications Group

    • The journey to the Whole Force Approach
    • A new era of information exchange requirements
    • Adapting commercial satcom to a Whole Force environment
    • Integrating beyond line of sight communications.

    13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 An Update On Future NATO SatCom

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Director of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
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    • Ensuring successful integration of current and new NATO SatCom in support of strategic NATO goals
    • Roadmap following the approval of the new capability package (CP9A0130)
    • The key capabilities and how these will be provided
         o SHF, UHF and EHF Space Segment Capabilities: 2020-2035
         o Ground and Control Segment Capabilities: new and/or upgrades for ground terminals, modems and network control

    14:40 Spanish MoD MILSATCOM Program, Our Roadmap To Enhanced Military Operations in an Efficient Way

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • Spain MoD MilSatCom Roadmap
  • Fostering European Cooperation
  • Renewing SP MilSatCom Capability
  • Developments in Mobile SatCom


    15:10 SpaceDataHighway: Benefit of Laser Communications for aircrafts and EO satellites

    Hughes Boulnois

    Hughes Boulnois, Head of EDRS, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Status of EDRS-A, 1st satellite of the operational data-relay system using laser communication
  • Benefit of very high-data rate, low latency and secured data transfer service
  • EDRS-D : focus on Asia Pac and enhanced defence applications (aircraft, EW-active environment, new crypto capabilities…)
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 How SatCom Is Transforming National Defence Capabilities Across The Forces With The Geostationary Defense And Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC)

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis, Head of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications Training Section, Space Operations Center, Brazilian Air Force

    • Status of Brazilian Space Activities: SCD, CBERS, StarOne C1 and C2 Satellites.
    • Space Activities National Program (PNAE) and Space Systems Strategic Program (PESE).
    • Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) to be launched in 2017:
    o telecommunications satellite that meets a broad spectrum of civil and military requirements across the country.
    o space technologies absorption and training programs.
    • The Brazilian Air Force Space Operations Center (NuCOPE-P).

    16:40 SPECIAL CLOSING ADDRESS: How Military Forces Could Benefit From OneWeb Services

    Michael Radermacher

    Michael Radermacher, Director of North American Business Development, Oneweb
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    • Provide overview of OneWeb satellite constellation, ground network, user terminals, and service offerings
    • The key benefits of OneWeb services include:
         o High throughput, low latency services to very small user terminals
         o Near global coverage with seamless transition between coverage footprints
         o Flexible service offerings to balance performance with cost to meet customer requirements
         o Multiple access technologies to extend connectivity from user terminals to end users

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three


    Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command
    UK Ministry of Defence
    Director of Business Development (Defence)
    Advantech Wireless
    Chief Technical Officer, Tactical Network Solutions
    ViaSat, Inc.
    Wideband Satcom Subject Matter Expert
    J6 C4 Transport Division, Joint Staff
    Director Business Development and Strategy, Space and Airborne Systems
    Head C4ISR & Space Programs
    Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Government Satellite Systems
    Northern Sky Research, LLC
    Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services
    Research Director
    Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Director, International C3 & ISR Programs
    ViaSat, Inc.
    Head of Syracuse III and IV Programs and MILSATCOM Operations
    DGA France
    Commander Defence Strategic Communications
    Australian Department of Defense
    Vice President International Sales
    Hughes Network Systems
    Chief Executive Officer
    Eutelsat America Corporation
    Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst
    Department of Defense
    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division
    MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Senior Space Policy Analyst
    US Department of Defence OSD Space Policy
    Director of Infrastructure Services
    Senior Engineer, Satcom
    Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
    Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate
    DISA Information Systems Center (DISC)
    Solution Manager, MilSatCom and Tactical Networks
    Thales Communications & Security
    Vice Chief of Defence Staff
    UK Ministry of Defence
    Vice-President Governments and Institutions
    Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office
    European Space Agency
    Programme Manager Satellite Communication and Project Officer Radio Spectrum, Capability, Armament & Technology
    European Defence Agency
    Head of EDRS
    Airbus Defence & Space
    VP of Government Sales
    O3b Networks
    Director, Advanced Programs, Military Space
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Market Director Government & Defense
    Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements
    Canadian Department of National Defence
    DDC4OPS CIS Branch
    New Zealand Defence Force
    Assistant Chief of Staff G6
    US Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa
    Chief, SATCOM Section
    Ministry of Defence, Italy
    SatCom Specialist
    Hungarian Defence Forces
    Head of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications Training Section, Space Operations Center
    Brazilian Air Force
    Defense Staff/Strategy Department/Defense Development Division/ Capabilities Section/Enabling Space
    Belgian Defense
    UK Security and Defence Marketing Director
    Airbus Defence & Space
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    Director of North American Business Development
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    Airbus Defence and Space

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    Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. We are world leaders in providing global fixed and mobile satellite communication services to governments, militaries and security forces. Indeed, as the world’s number one private-sector military satellite communications provider, we deliver the flexibility, resiliency and security required by demanding governments and militaries . And we do this for all communications applications, whether they’re land, airborne or naval. As a truly global organisation, we at Airbus Defence and Space understand local markets, allowing us to support our customers wherever they are. With regional strategic sales and support services in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, our presence on the ground where our customers need us most is bolstered by our global reach.


    Advantech Satellite Networks


    Advantech Satellite Networks owned by David Gelerman, is an established vendor and global market leader in VSAT satellite communications systems. The company provides satellite equipment solutions and services for deploying Satellite Communication Networks. We are very proud of our diverse portfolio and our ASAT HUB’s and VSAT’s product line supporting different verticals with various technologies and applications.

    Avanti Communications


    Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.



    Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 39 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets. With extensive coverage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Eutelsat plays a vital role in interconnecting services between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our customer-focused approach with tailor-made solutions makes us the supplier of choice for government service providers, NGOs and disaster recovery/humanitarian communications providers. A leader in innovation, Eutelsat will revolutionise telecom markets with a new era of commercial satellite services for government, mobility and data markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat’s offices and teleports around the globe work closely with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.



    Leveraging Hughes global leadership in broadband satellite technology and services, Hughes Defense tailors innovative satellite networking solutions with reliable, modular and integrated, open-architecture systems engineered to meet military mission requirements. Using Hughes satellites and global partner capabilities, Hughes keeps troops connected to meet communications needs today and tomorrow.

    Intelsat General


    Intelsat General Communications, LLC (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world's first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat's leading satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure. Our customers rely on IGC to provide secure and seamless broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for mission-critical operations anywhere on the globe through our open, inter-operable architecture.

    Lockheed Martin


    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



    Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Newtec offers state-of-the-art COTS technology and equipment such as the Newtec MDM9000 modem and the Newtec Dialog Multiservice VSAT platform for government, defense and humanitarian programs seeking efficient, flexible, resilient and successful operations.

    O3b Networks


    O3b Networks is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, ISPs, enterprise and government customers in emerging and under-connected markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber-optic network, providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low-cost, high-speed, low latency internet and mobile connectivity.



    Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.



    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.

    ViaSat Inc.


    As a proven innovator, ViaSat provides defence forces with quality support and game-changing technologies: mobile and fixed broadband SATCOM, accredited high-speed encryption, cyber threat monitoring and management, low SWaP and multi-channel Link 16 terminals. ViaSat pushes the boundaries of being connected – and secure – even under the most challenging circumstances.




    COMSAT, Headquartered in Herndon, Va., is part of Satcom Direct (SD), the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. With a direct lineage from the COMSAT organization that was created by the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, the company has played an important role in the SATCOM industry from its inception to present day. COMSAT offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection. COMSAT’s key milestones include being a founding member of Intelsat; operating the Marisat fleet network, which provided the first mobile satellite communications services to the United States Navy; and founding the initial operating system of Inmarsat from the company’s two earth stations.

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.

    CUBIC|GATR Technologies


    CUBIC|GATR, manufactures highly-deployable satellite communication terminals that enable high-bandwidth satellite communications in remote areas. GATR terminals reduce logistical size up to 85% while delivering the same performance as rigid antennas, making it ideal for first-in deployments and remote applications. GATR is used by U.S. Military, Intelligence, & Homeland Security, at Ku-, C-, and WGS certified X- & Ka-band.



    Whether for military, government or commercial applications, DataPath has the expertise, technology and customer-focused approach to meet the most demanding communication and information security requirements. DataPath provides life-cycle support for Satellite Communications Ground Systems, Information Security Systems, Maritime and Airborne Systems and Strategic Systems for remote sensing and data analytics.

    Iridium Communications Inc.


    Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers an innovative portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications.



    Satcube is a satellite communications company, developing and selling satellite terminals designed for High Throughput Satellites (HTS). The Satcube Ku terminal is an easy to use lightweight terminal with intuitive user interface helping users to go online in under 60 seconds.



    The SCISYS Group is a leading provider of Space and Defence software and IT services. We work with national governments, Armed Forces and across the supply chain to develop robust, real-world software solutions and services that create an operational advantage.

    Spacepath Communications


    Based in the UK, Spacepath Communications manufactures and designs a wide range of high-power travelling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA), redundant system controllers and sub-systems that cater for a wide range of military applications, supporting ground-based, shipboard, trailer-mount and back-pack satellite communications covering C, X, Ku, DBS, Ka & Q/V Bands. We also offer a comprehensive range of solid state amplifiers (SSPA) providing small, lightweight, efficient power solutions covering all uplink frequencies. Backed by extensive industry experience, our satellite professionals provide in-depth engineering assistance, unparalleled customer service and world-wide technical support spanning North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

    Spectra Group


    Spectra Group, providers of secure satellite voice and data communications, presents Slingshot®, a lightweight unit that converts existing tactical radios to SATCOM. Using Inmarsat’s L-TAC™ service, SlingShot is a straightforward and cost-effective way to achieve secure BLOS Command & Control communications on the move, using UHF and VHF radios.

    ST Engineering iDirect


    ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable partners to optimize networks, differentiate services and expand businesses. Our product portfolio, branded as iDirect, combines innovative technology and solutions to support all networking requirements for bandwidth, location, satellite frequency, topology or application.

    The Aerospace Corporation


    The Aerospace Corporation provides engineering and acquisition management support as well as objective technical analyses and assessments to our customers. Aerospace’s involvement in space and space-based systems has been focused on reducing development risks and costs and enabling a high probability of mission success. We support long term planning and the immediate needs of space programmes from inception and definition through design, architecture and engineering to launch, deployment and data collection.

    Unique Broadband Systems


    Unique Broadband Systems (or UBS) is a Canadian multinational company that specializes in Military and Radar, SATCOM, Broadcast, Medical and Scientific , RF and Digital Telecommunication Technologies , design and manufacturing of complete digital transmission systems as well as individual components for digital audio and video broadcasting.



    XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

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    Viasatellite.com, integrating SatelliteTODAY, delivers actionable news and in-depth analysis in all sectors of the market (broadcasting, enterprise, military, broadband, commercial and civil space) providing users with a complete picture of the satellite landscape on a daily basis.


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    ROOM, launched in 2014, is a high quality and informative magazine for the global space industry. Published quarterly (digital and print) in English, each issue contains exclusive articles under the headings of Astronautics, Space Security, Space Science, Space Environment, Opinion and Space Lounge, the latter covering the influence of space on culture and the creative arts. ROOM delivers incisive articles written by those directly involved with space exploration, science, cutting edge research, space commercialisation and military space, including the latest breakthroughs in astronautics and the environmental challenges of Earth to planetary research and security threats originating in space.

    Al Defaiya Magazine

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    Launched in 1993 by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, the Arab Business magazine, and the Monch Publishing Group, Al Defaiya’s uniqueness stems from several factors:

    • Second to none editorial offering the widest range of locally tailored surveys, backed by regular interviews with Arab Defense Ministers. • Close contact with local Offset companies, Regional Delegates, and Arab Military Attaches in Europe, USA, Russia, and CIS. • Unique source of market research, including the one and only ARABIC WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC. • Active participation in major Defense & Aerospace Exhibitions. • In June 2009, Al Defaiya launched a new on-line service, www.defaiya.com fully dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, and Security. • Al Defaiya magazine is available on ipad (since November 2012).

    Media Partners

    Global Defence Technology


    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.

    SUAS Global


    SUAS-Global represents UAV Operators, Manufacturers and Service providers all over the World providing them with an online community, the latest information and updates, valuable resources and benefits as well as 24/7 support. SUAS-Global works directly with regulators and legislators and we have partnered with leading specialist organisations to ensure that we have access to the very latest information and guidance needed by our members. Our team have years of experience as operators, airworthiness experts and successful business owners so we are well placed to assist our members.



    ProManufacturingZone.com is the daily digest of technical developments for design and manufacturing engineers in the manufacturing and processing industries. Sections cover (among others) Design & Manufacturing Software, Electrical Components, Electronic Components, Fastening and Joining, Machine Building, Automation, Materials & Processes, Mechanical Components, Packaging, Power Transmission, Process Plant, Production Logistics, Materials Handling, Sensors, Transducers, Test & Measurement Equipment.

    FAM Fuerzas Militares


    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM

    Defence and Security of India


    DEFENCE AND SECURITY OF INDIA (DSI) is India's only publication on national security, strategic affairs & policy matters. DSI is a high quality strategic affairs magazine that has a South Asian perspective. The magazine focuses on national security issues through insightful & analytical writing by top experts on national strategy, defence & security, diplomacy, foreign policy, economics, energy security and nuclear deterrence etc. DSI reaches out to decision makers in the armed and paramilitary forces, policy makers in government & ministries, strategic analysts, security agencies, domestic defence industry & international defence manufacturers who are looking at India as potential market.



    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.



    APSCC (Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council) is a non-profit international organization representing all sectors of satellite and space-industries including satellite service providers, manufacturers, launch service providers, risk management companies, broadcasters, and government organizations. APSCC is a membership-base organization, and its membership is open to any organization involved in the industry with interests in the Asia-Pacific. The overall objective of the APSCC is to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the region through conferences, forums, workshops as well as exhibitions for the socioeconomic welfare of the region. www.apscc.or.kr.



    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
    • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the latest business news; www.asd-network.com
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    • Distribute news globally. www.asdwire.com
    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

    For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA

    Defense Conferences


    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.



    DefenseFile.com is a free online news and product resource for the global defense and aerospace industries. DefenseFile is a valuable resource for procurement executives and others involved in specifying and purchasing defense-related goods and services within aerospace, marine and navy, land, manufacturing, personnel and backup equipment sectors.

    Copybook - Military


    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network

    Inderscience Publishers


    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.

    Northern Sky Research


    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.



    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Subscribe to GeoConnexion magazines and sign up for free GeoConnexion Newsletters: visit GeoConnexion.com Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email: info@geoconnexion.com

    Australian Security Magazine


    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.

    Army Technology


    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.

    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.

    Defence and Security Alert


    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.

    Russian Space Web


    RussianSpaceWeb.com is a public-supported independent publication, not affiliated with any government or private institution. The mission of this site is to preserve and popularize history of space exploration, to promote cooperation in space and to provide independent coverage of space program.

    Satnews Publishers


    SatNews is a leading provider of satellite events, news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in the commercial and military enterprises worldwide. SatNews hosts to the SmallSat Symposium and the Satellite Innovation conference, hosted in Silicon Valley. SatNews include Daily and Weekly News Services and SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, published monthly. satnews.com

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    Run by space professionals, Space Careers is the fastest and most cost-effective way for employers and recruitment agencies to find skilled candidates within the space and defence industry, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruitment channels. Most of the leading European space and defence industry players have already chosen to include Space Careers in their recruitment campaigns and we are confident that your Company could also benefit from our targeted audience.

    International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management


    IJSCPM aims to improve the state-of-the-art of worldwide research in the areas of satellite systems, networks, components, policy, management and services by publishing high-quality papers in this area, and by exposing readers to the various methodologies, tools, techniques, algorithms, results and applications involved.

    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)


    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.



    ProSecurityZone brings the latest security news to professionals throughout the world every day, offering them industry insight, new developments and inspiring ideas. Each day, news is added to our growing archive, creating a rich and valuable information resource for anybody involved or interested in the security industry. With free access, free publication of news and free newsletter distribution, both users and suppliers have the world of security at their fingertips.

    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems


    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)


    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.

    Space News


    Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.

    Space Agenda


    SpaceAgenda designed to allow you to reach Space events gathered from all around the world. Now, conferences, workshops, congress,symposiums, training courses, seminars, meetings and outreach events are just one click away.

    You may search events according to date, country, type of event or simply by typing your interest keywords. "SpaceAgenda" is an interactive platform which provides organizers to submit their events.

    You can easily get informed about updates via your Twitter, Linkedin,Facebook accounts or via RSS Feeds. www.spaceagenda.com



    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.

    Police Oracle


    Police Oracle is the leading independent police Internet portal in the UK. Used by officers of every rank and from every UK police force it has become the default resource for officers and support staff to keep informed of police current affairs, job opportunities, best practice and law updates.

    Mind Commerce


    The Mind Commerce® mission is to provide customized research, consulting, training, and writing services for the telecommunications and IT industry within our areas of expertise. Mind Commerce clients include manufacturers, developers, service providers, industry organizations, and government. Mind Commerce partners include various leading firms in the telecommunications industry. Mind Commerce differentiates itself from its competition by meeting the unique needs of its clients through customized product development and service delivery.

    Asia Pacific Security Magazine


    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.



    Defence Turkey


    DEFENCE TURKEY has been created by IMGE Co. as an English language magazine in Turkey and the magazine is the information platform for the decision making mechanism of procurement circles and readers to provide a forum of technical information for the fast developing and expanding defence industrial activities, scientific breakthroughs, ongoing projects and current programmes in Turkey, latest news of Turkish authorities and Turkish Defence Industry, interviews with senior military leaders, officials, executive company representatives and experts. On the other hand DEFENCE TURKEY is also a bilateral information platform to the Turkish military and defence officials, Turkish decision makers, procurement executives and Turkish defence industry members on the developments of international defence industries, capabilities and technologies.

    Homeland Security


    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications


    A fundamental, omnipresent feature of the global information age is that cyber-capabilities, e.g. computing, communication and control, are inherently embedded in numerous physical/engineered systems from the nano-world to large-scale systems-of-systems. Many scientific/technological challenges require intensive multidisciplinary studies, calling for new formulations, techniques and innovative solutions from a spectrum of communities in systems engineering/control/communications. IJSCC offers a vibrant discussion forum in this interdisciplinary area, especially communication systems augmented by control techniques and control systems whose components are interconnected via communication networks.



    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

    Defence Industries


    Defence Industries, our one-of-a kind business venture has been an across- the –board network that intensifies the defence industries market by promoting paramount companies in the sector. Being an industry specific market resource center, defence industries allies buyers and suppliers across the global defence industry, for better business outputs. Used as a means that creates partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the defence industry, this comprehensive resource is a knowledge bank of the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, forthcoming events, white papers, interviews by industry professionals about the latest technologies developed in the industry, informative articles, and an elaborate categorization of products and services. Our promotional strategies, targeted at an array of relevant professionals, enhance market-visibility, in the Defence Industry.



    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77

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    Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers. In its 14th year of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions. Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information. Visit www.teletimesinternational.com for Online Edition and more information.

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    London's most stunning 4-star deluxe, new build, hotel to open for many years! The impressive Riverbank Park Plaza is situated on the south side of the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, and occupies stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. The hotel boasts 394 deluxe guestrooms including superior and executive rooms and suites, as well as a brasserie restaurant and bar, on-site business centre and executive lounge. Riverbank Park Plaza offers some of the most spectacular conference and events facilities in the city! Each room is fully air-conditioned and features state-of-the-art technical and audiovisual facilities including wireless high speed Internet access. As well as being able to accommodate 660 guests for a reception, Riverbank Park Plaza also offers the Thames Room, which having floor-to-ceiling windows, boasts breathtaking views of the river Thames and creates the ideal venue for special events.



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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.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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