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Returning for its 11th year, we are delighted to invite you to join us at Global MilSatCom 2009 in London this November. With delegate and exhibition places sold out in previous years, book early to avoid disappointment and guarantee your place at Europe's leading event for satellite communication professionals. 

Global MilSatCom gives you the opportunity to assess and reflect upon the latest issues affecting the SatCom industry. From the latest national programmes and procurement, to technological developments, operational realities and civil-military interoperability, this is your opportunity to network with the major players from across the globe and establish your future strategy.

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  • With the largest audience in its ten year history, Global MilSatCom 2008 attracted attendees from across the military and international commercial SatCom industry. This year will once again provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to network and directly engage with the world's leading players
  • Assess the latest programmes and policies with military representatives from across the globe. How can your organisation support them in the future?
  • Share operational experiences and requirements in integrating MilSatCom to support the warfighter
  • Analyse the need for interoperability and the latest civil - military cooperation
  • Visit our busy exhibition hall to network with colleagues and learn about the latest technologies and support on offer from the industry


 Your conference chairmen:


Gerard Donelan Colonel Pat Rayermann Martin Jarrold

Head of Public Sector Projects

Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Space Security Office
Pentagon, USA
Chief International Programme Development

Industry Profile Includes:

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

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

Military and Government Profile Includes:

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

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


Global MilSatCom is your opportunity to gain access to high level decision makers from international military and industry. Make sure that your product or service gains maximum exposure by taking up one of our tailored sponsorship and exhibition packages. For more information please contact  sponsorshipdept@smi-online.co.uk

 Global MilSatCom 2008


"My 1st time and definitely not the last. A very good learning experience from the world's major players" - South African National Defence Force

"A very informative conference - it gets better every year! Good networking, please continue" - EADS

"An excellent conference and networking opportunities" - NATO

"A very good range of subjects, well presented" - UAE Armed Forces

"This event has given me the opportunity to update my knowledge and meet key players in this field, all being backed by well presented presentations of high quality" - French Ministry of Defence

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects, SES ASTRA


Malcolm Green

Malcolm Green, Chief, Network Information Infrastructure (NII) Communications, NATO C3 Agency

  • Dealing with increased coverage and capacity requirements
  • Trading off space segment availability and costs
  • Meeting the high deployability and mobility challenge
  • Commercial augmentation services: short and long term
  • Interoperability and NATO/National cross-support services

    Lieutenant General Larry James

    Lieutenant General Larry James, Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, US Strategic Command, US Air Force

    9:50 Concept of Finnish Defence Forcecs SatCom CRO (Crisis Management Operations)

  • Concept of C4 services in FDF operations
  • Usage of SatCom in FDF present and previous operations (EUFOR BiH, KFOR, Kosovo, ISAF Afghanisatan, UN Chad)
  • FDF lessons learned
  • FDF future plans concerning SatCom concept
  • Nicholas Daly

    Nicholas Daly, Regional Director, UK & Ireland, Eutelsat UK

    Captain Jouko Vankka

    Captain Jouko Vankka, Research Engineer, Finnish Army Signal School, Finnish Defence Forces

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Spectrum Interference: A Mission Critical Challenge for Military SatCom

    Bruno Dupas

    Bruno Dupas, President, Integral Systems Europe

  • Military and commercial efforts in dealing with interfaces
  • The need to provide integrated solutions that address both terrestrial and satellite spectrum issues
  • Interface knowledge and its input to Situational Awareness systems
  • Dealing effectively with interferences
  • Commerical Off-The-Shelf solutions
  • 11:20 Delivering Communications for Enhanced Network Enabled Capability - The Belgian Perspective

    Colonel Roland Teheux

    Colonel Roland Teheux, Director, Operational Support, Ministry of Defence, Belgium

  • MilSatCom in the Belgian MoD
  • Latest programmes and plans
  • Non technical issues
  • Future perspectives
  • 11:50 Vision of the French Joint Staff on SatCom

    Commander Alexandre Baillot

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

  • Future vision for French forces
  • MilSatCom and the use of commercial SatCom for the military
  • Design of the future French MilSatCom system
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Eutelsat

    13:50 Satellite Communications for the Canadian Department of National Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

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

  • Overview of the Canadian Forces space strategy
  • Overview of the Canadian Forces SatCom requirements 
  • Overview of current and future SatCom programmes
  • 14:20 Commercial Satellite Operations in a Contested Environment

    Richard DalBello

    Richard DalBello, Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Intelsat General

  • How commercial satellite operators are dealing with the challenges of space traffic control, radio frequency interface, an uncertain political environment, and the potential for cyber and physical attack 
  • The status of commercial satellites in future political and military conflcits
  • 14:50 Transformational Communications Architecture: A New Vision

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann , Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office, Pentagon, USA

  • National Space Security Office's approach to architecting
  • Essential elements and features of future architectures
  • Effectivites: providing affordable, executable specifics via which to achieve the long-term objective/architecture
  • Evaluating the possibilities: considerations and metrics
  • The architecture out to 2030 as we envision it today
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Ubiquitous Low Data Rate SatCom on the Move - Trends, Innovations and Market Demand

    Dylan Browne

    Dylan Browne, Vice President Sales & Marketing, EADS Astrium Services

  • What factors are driving demand for SatCom on the move?
  • Which technologies fit the requirement, how are these changing?
  • How can satellite operators such as Paradigm support the emergence of new technologies?
  • Who is playing a key role in this market development?
  • Where and when will we see true ubiquitous comms on the move?
  • 16:20 SatCom as the Third Network Dimension

    Bruce Bennett

    Bruce Bennett, Director, Program Executive Officer for SATCOM, Teleport & Services, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA), USA

  • Deployment of Advanced IP Modems allowing true peering of terrestrial data networks with SatCom Networks
  • Advanced Routing techniques improved SatCom efficiency by 72%
  • Advanced algorithms improved availability by 46%
  • End-to-end performance and utilisation improved 207%
  • 16:50 Technology Trends

    Tim Shroyer

    Tim Shroyer, CTO, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies

  • Overall technology trends
  • Spacecraft factors
  • Spectrum factors
  • Earth station electronics factors
  • Technologies of special interest
  • 17:20 SatCom as an In-Depth IP Full Capability: Key Milestones for MilSatCom

    Hugues Lancrenon

    Hugues Lancrenon, Satcom System Senior Engineer, Thales

  • SatCom Aero services and platforms
  • Key features and system view
  • Usual IP offer and limitations in SatCom
  • IP bringing Constraint-Free Networking
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:00 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by SES ASTRA

    8:15 Re-registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann , Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office, Pentagon, USA


    Richard Pino SES

    Richard Pino SES, Technical Director, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre, US Air Force

  • Delivering capability at speed of need
  • Right sizing the investment
  • Providing end-to-end integrated capabilities
  • Being relevant in today's fight
  • 9:30 Yahsat: The UAE MilSatCom as a Key Enabler of Network Enabled Capability

    Major Dr Mohammed N Mubarek Alahbabi

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

  • UAE approach towards NEC
  • Yahsat satellite system: an overview
  • Yahsat to enhance regional interoperability
  • The benefit of Ka-band in the region
  • Other UAE space programmes
  • 10:00 Life After TSAT

    Richard Skinner

    Richard Skinner, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Global Communications Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

  • With the cancellation of the Transformational SatCom program in the US DoD, what will become of the US investment in TSAT?
  • Examine how various TSAT capabilities fit into protected SatCom and wideband SatCom programs
  • High speed communications-on-the-move
  • Advantages of dynamic bandwidth resource allocation
  • Advantages of Internet Protocol
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee


    Commander Harry Straughan RN

    Commander Harry Straughan RN, SO1, Core Networks, DEC CC&II, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Overview of current PFI arrangements
  • Drivers for increased demand in SatCom bandwidth
  • Options for delivering this

    Dylan Browne

    Dylan Browne, Vice President Sales & Marketing, EADS Astrium Services

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, PT SatCom Chairman, Space & Radio Spectrum Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

    Bruce Bennett

    Bruce Bennett, Director, Program Executive Officer for SATCOM, Teleport & Services, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA), USA

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Intelsat General Corporation

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann , Chief, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office, Pentagon, USA

    Commander Harry Straughan RN

    Commander Harry Straughan RN, SO1, Core Networks, DEC CC&II, Ministry of Defence, UK

    12:30 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

    14:00 The Paradigm Strategic Partnership - the MoD Joint User's View from Head Office

    Commander Nigel Chandler RN

    Commander Nigel Chandler RN, Chief Information Officer - J6 Operations 1, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • A key UK national capability
  • Role of CIO J6
  • A partner on the international stage
  • The future (up to 2020)
  • 14:30 EDA and SatCom: A New European Tool for Common Military Space

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, PT SatCom Chairman, Space & Radio Spectrum Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • EDA and Space Policy - How does the agency interface with ESA, European bodies and Member States to launch new projects?
  • EDA and commercial SatCom - Building a responsive tool with a centralised procurement of Commercial SatCom
  • EDA and MilSatCom - What paths can be explored for the next generation of 2020?
  • 15:00 Defining the MilSatCom Experience - From Projects Today to the Requirements of Tomorrow

    Norbert Hölze

    Norbert Hölze, Chief Executive Officer, NDSatCom

  • Technological innovation
  • Challenges and lessons learned
  • Future vision
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 The Role of Innovation as a Game Changer in the Economics of Global MilSatCom Systems

    Dr Robert Pearson

    Dr Robert Pearson, Director, Cobham Technical Services

  • Global transition of forces and the rollout of new military SatCom infrastructure
  • Operational expenditure versus capital investment in new systems
  • Requirements for next generation broadband tactical terminals
  • Innovation requirements - barriers to deployment
  • Case study of X and Ka-band flat panel technologies for integrated terminals
  • 16:30 French MilSatCom: How New Technologies meet Emerging Requirements

  • Syracuse III as cornerstone of the French NEC
  • Satisfaction of emerging requirements and benefits of the introduction of new technologies
  • Long term perspective
  • Michael Pascaud

    Michael Pascaud, Syracuse III Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, France

    Arnaud Pellen

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

    17:00 Over Horizon - In Theatre Communications for the 21st Century

  • Ultra portible terminals
  • Multi megabit broadband throughput
  • True SatCom on the move
  • Fast, secure, assured
  • Ku-band access as never seen before
  • Per Wahlberg

    Per Wahlberg , Chief Executive Officer, OverHorizon

    James Gerow

    James Gerow, President, OverHorizon

    17:30 Flexible, Secure Satellite Communications Enabled Networking for both Government and Non-Government Applications

    Andy Hoyle

    Andy Hoyle, Chief Engineer, Secure Satcomm Systems Division, EADS Astrium Services

  • An approach to modern satellite networks - highlighting I/P issues and security
  • Satellite networks as part of Homeland Security - applications, issues and user benefits
  • Satellite terminals for the modern threat - comms on the move
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:10 Pub Night Sponsored by EADS Astrium Services

    8:15 Re-registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Martin Jarrold

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


    Rear Admiral Liz Young

    Rear Admiral Liz Young, Director, Systems Engineering, National Reconnaissance Office and Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Space Field Activity (SSFA), and Program Executive Officer for Space Systems, United States Navy

    9:30 The Uncertain Future Needs of MilSatCom

    Åke Jönsson

    Åke Jönsson, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Rockwell Collins Sweden

  • The nature of SatCom in today's military operations
  • Trends for use of MilSatCom
  • Defining needs to enable future capabilities
  • Challenges technical and operational
  • Flexibility through open architecture
  • 10:00 NATO Operational Overview

    Colonel Jared Kline

    Colonel Jared Kline, Chief, Systems Management Agency, NATO CIS Services Agency (NCSA)

  • Scope of NATO operations
  • Managing SatCom from a multinational perspective
  • SatCom capabilities in the field
  • Some thoughts on the future role
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Future Mobile SatCom for Emergency and Security Services

    Nick Green

    Nick Green, Satcoms Account Director, Logica

  • Current state-of-the-art in mobile communications for public safety and security applications
  • Critical communications needs of peace keeping, border control and emergency service organisations
  • Scenarios where future mobile SatCom systems could significantly imrove operational effectiveness
  • Key advancements in mobile SatCom technology and applications to support these missions
  • Resulting improvements in situational awareness and overall coordination of operations
  • 11:30 Navy SatCom Roadmap Strategy

    Melinda Ratz

    Melinda Ratz, PEO C4I PMW 170, Navy Communications Program Office, Assistant Program Manager, Commercial Broadband SATCOM Program (CBSP), United States Navy

  • PEO C4I organisation
  • Current and potential commercial SatCom
  • Navy SatCom roadmap
  • Navy SatCom acquisitions - lessons learned
  • 12:00 Capacitive and Flexible Payload for Future MilSatCom

    Pierre Gaudemet

    Pierre Gaudemet, Technical Expert, MilSatCom, Thales Alenia Space

  • What are the flexibility parameters?
  • Coverage solutions
  • Bandwidth sharing solutions
  • RF power sharing solutions
  • Benefit of flexibility
  • 12:30 US Space-Related Export Controls - Avoiding Launch Failure

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • Can satellites truly be ITAR free and what is the Department of Defense's position?
  • What is unique about US space related export controls?
  • Specific ITAR licensing requirements for export and re-export of US-origin satellite components
  • What is a Technology Transfer Control Plan (TTCP) and when does the US Government require it?
  • US monitoring of satellite launches - the ultimate fontier
  • 13:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    13:10 Networking Lunch followed by Optional Afternoon Workshop



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