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INVISTA and SEA confirmed speakers for Future Soldier Technology 2017

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SMi Group Reports (2017. 01. 12., London, UK): INVISTA and SEA join Future Soldier Technology Conference 2017

SMi Group is thrilled to announce two additional expert speakers for the third annual Future Soldier Technology conference.

As the only conference solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology will cover the greatest challenges and next generation solutions that are enabling infantry to conduct operations in today’s and tomorrow’s battlefields.

The two additional expert speakers for the Future Soldier Technology conference are:

1). Jonathan Long- Global Innovation Manager at INVISTA will be speaking on day one on ‘Soldiers- Core of Military Capability’

Jonathan Long’s Bio: The newest member of the military marketing team for INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, a registered trademark for durable fabrics. Long has more than 20 years of Department of Defense acquisition experience in government and private industry. Long served as the director of operations for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army and in the private sector, worked as director of business development for the largest manufacturer of military clothing and textiles products.

Long also has an extensive army career. He served as chief, procurement division for the Army Contracting Command; Department of the Army systems coordinator; and Military deputy to the deputy commanding general. Retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of active duty as a lieutenant colonel.

2). Laurence Bedford, Senior Principal Consultant, Research & Technical Support Division at SEA will be speaking on day one on ‘Delivering Dismounted Effect: Technology to capability’

Laurence Bedford’s Bio: 5 years’ experience on Soldier Systems research positions and roles include: Infantry Military Advisor to Dstl; Dstl Land Battlespace Department Team Leader; SEA Infantry Domain Subject Matter Expert to the Delivering Dismounted Effect Programme; SEA Programme Manager for Delivering Dismounted Effect Programme. This was preceded by 20 years military experience as an Infantry Officer with significant operational and training experience.

They will be joining 20 more expert speakers from organizations leading soldier modernization representing: British Army, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, United States Marine Corps, US Army Northern Welfare Training Center, Canadian Forces, T N O Human Factors Research Institute, Thales, UK MoD, DSTL, PEO Soldier, United Marines Corps, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, Rheinmetall Electronics.

Conference organizer, SMi Group, have released the event agenda on their website: http://www.futuresoldiertechnology.com/yourdefencenews this includes the full conference agenda, or download a PDF brochure.

SMi are also pleased to announce Revision Military have confirmed their participation as event sponsors and exhibitors. Revision Military build high-performance protective solutions for the evolving needs of the modern soldier. Delegates will get the chance to meet them at this year’s event.

For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or scargan@smi-online.co.uk

Future Soldier Technology 2017
13th and 14th March 2017
London, United Kingdom
http://www.futuresoldiertechnology.com/yourdefencenews

Attendee list for Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017

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Launching in Rome on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017, SMi’s Network Enabled Capability Technology has attracted a global audience of high-calibre military and industry influencers. Nations attending include Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, and USA.

SMi Group has released a preliminary attendees for the conference. The list featureshigh level military personnel, 20 of which are Generals, 16 of which have the rank of Lieutenant General or higher. The list also features operational commanders at the forefront of tactical warfare optimisation, as well as programme managers and technical directors who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of NEC capability. The full list can be viewed on www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF.
Network Enabled Capability Technology aims to help attendees stay at the forefront of enhancing anddeveloping essential NEC capabilities including digital command and control systems, sensors and surveillance electronic warfare devices, equipment for the soldier of the future, and communication and information systems.

 

Showcasing 18 key presentations led by high-level military representatives, 2 panel discussions, and 4+ hours of networking, featured speakers include Italian Army, UK MOD, Canadian Army, Greek Army, Irish Defence Forces, NATO C3 Agency, NATO Defence College Foundation, Norwegian Armed Forces, Royal Netherlands Army, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe, US EUCOM, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Allied Command Transformation, Radionor Communications and more.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics as well as registration details can be viewed on the event website.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF

Hear updates on how to maximise maritime situational awareness capabilities

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With less than 4 weeks to go, SMi’s 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will return to Rome on the 29th & 30th January 2017.

“The world’s oceans are not controlled by one nation but by all; the only way they will remain safe is through collaboration at all levels. Sharing information based on data collected from a wide range of ISR platforms is one way we can work together to face maritime threats…” – Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Anthony Rix, Event Chairman, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy.

The need to discuss maritime surveillance activities and collaboration between nations is crucial, thus this event will respond to topical issues by bringing together senior military personnel and leading industry experts to discuss strategies and techniques that are being used to increase the safety of international waters.

With less than 4 weeks remaining, new sponsors Sitep Italia and e-GEOS join the event alongside new speakers Captain Dermot Mulholland, Branch Head, Strategic Plans & Policy from Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence and Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Commander Maritime North from Italian Navy.

Captain Mulholland will be speaking on day two on “16 Findings and Recommendations from the maritime security round table 2016″ and Rear Admiral Lazio will be speaking on day one about ‘The Italian Navy Northern Maritime Hub Experience: A hybrid Model for Public-Private Initiatives’.

The 2017 agenda will cover a vast array of topics including: research and development projects, acquisition programs, interoperability amongst maritime nations, mitigating the Mediterranean immigration crisis, space-based surveillance, C4I capabilities, real-time vessel tracking, modern ISR capabilities and so much more.

With representatives in attendance from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA; this truly global event will provide the perfect platform to network with leading maritime surveillance experts to discuss the latest updates and programmes within the industry.

2017 LINE-UP

With space-based surveillance playing such an important role within maritime surveillance, the official event partner, C-SIGMA will be hosting a post-conference workshop on “C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness”. Hosted by Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA.

Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 has PAE as Gold Sponsor and is sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering, MDA Systems, e-GEOS and Sitep Italia

Sponsorship packages are limited, for further information contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For registrations, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
www.maritime-recon.com/ydn
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054
#maritimerecosmi

Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: Proudly Sponsored by exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering, MDA Systems, e-GEOS and Sitep Italia

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2017 now open for registration

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SMi Group is delighted to announce that registration is now open for its leading logistics conference, Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic on the 7th and 8th March 2017.

This 2-day event and its workshop will aim to share the challenges of new Logistic structures and how they are being overcome by national militaries and international institutions. The key focus will be on specific aspects of logistics, with expert speakers covering the most pressing requirements such as: heavy-lift transport, supply chain management, demand forecasting and preparedness, MRO, lifecycle management, engineering support and much more.

Event highlights:

  1. Leading Military Logisticians from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands and Spain confirmed to attend making this the most senior and focused logistics meeting in the region!
  2. New to this year – a unique focus on NATO activities in the region and how individual nations are working together to support them
  3. Our biggest-to-date logistics conference, showcase your industry solutions to leading military decision makers

Featured presentations:

  • The Importance of Having a Strong Logistics Network to Enable Military Development

Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of Support Division, Czech MoD

  • Mechanizing Slovakian Supply Units for Mobile Warfare

Brigadier General Lubonir Gacko, Chief of Operations Support Staff, The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic

  • The Future of British Military Logistics Through to Final Implementation of Army 2020 Refine

Brigadier Martin Moore, Head of Logistics Capability, British Army

Colonel James Priest, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Operations Support Army Headquarters, British Army

  • Improving logistic capabilities through Joint Logistics Multinational Project

Brigadier General Istvan Barath, Commander of the Logistics Centre, Hungarian Army

  • With industry leaders: Ecolog International, HIAB Limited and World Fuel Services Europe Ltd confirmed as sponsors; speaking and exhibiting at this year’s event also

2017’s agenda also includes an unrivalled expert speaker line up of logistics experts from: Czech Armed Forces, Royal Netherlands Army, Norwegian Armed Forces, Spanish Army, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, NATO SHAPE, EEAS Belgium, MLCC, Movement Coordination Centre Europe, HIAB Limited, FMLOG and many more still TBA.

Visit the website to download a PDF event brochure to view the full 2-day agenda, speakers and presentation summaries.

For further information on this conference or the 2 associated workshops, please visit the website at: http://www.defence-logistics.eu/ydn

For delegate/group booking enquiries call Andrew Gibbons on: +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or email agibbons@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or scargan@smi-online.co.uk

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2017
7th and 8th March 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
http://www.defence-logistics.eu/ydn

National maritime surveillance programmes updates from Italy, UK, Belgium, France, Portugal, Israel, US, Canada, NATO…

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SMi Group will return to Rome, Italy on the 29th- 30th January 2017 for the 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference.

exactEarth Awarded MDA Contract for Polar Epsilon 2 Project. exactEarth Ltd, the leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announced it has been awarded a four-year $2.7 million contract to provide AIS data processing services for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2) project. The PE2 project is a national initiative that will combine radar and AIS data from the RADARSAT Constellation Mission to provide enhanced maritime domain awareness that will identify, detect and track vessels in Canada’s maritime approaches and support Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad.” *(Source)

Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff, Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space from Canadian Armed Forces, and Simon Chesworth, Regional Sales Director for Europefrom exactEarth Ltd. will be speaking at SMi’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference.

Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff, Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space, Canadian Armed Forces will be presenting on Day Two of the conference on “Space-Based Maritime Surveillance for the Protection of Canada’s Three Coastlines”. Highlights from the presentation include: Outlining the capabilities of Polar Epsilon 2; Feeding big data into recognized maritime picture for all maritime agencies to use and collaborating with industry to maximize data analysis.

Simon Chesworth, Regional Sales Director for Europe, exactEarth Ltd. will be speaking on “The Benefits of Persistent, Global, Real Time Vessel Tracking“. Presentation highlights: The element of the most optimized global satellite AIS solution; How this unique global real-time ship tracking solution is enhancing maritime situational awareness and the value of persistent real-time monitoring for various maritime operational activities.

4 key reasons to attend:

 

  • Hear the latest updates from high ranking military officials involved with the enhancement of naval surveillance programmes
  • Learn how nations including Italy, the UK, France, Germany, Portugal and the USA are developing their maritime ISR capabilities
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by navies through focused briefings, discussions and networking
  • Highlighting the importance of technology to disseminate information to major operators at sea

 

Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA (Official Event Partner).

 

Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

 

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 has PAE as Gold Sponsor and is sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems.

For sponsorship packages, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or
e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
www.maritime-recon.com/ydn
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
#maritimerecosmi
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: Proudly Sponsored by exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems
*(Souce) http://bit.ly/2gh5A0p

Interview on increasing maritime security through use of satellites in the run-up to Industry leading Maritime ISR event

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SMi Group release an exclusive series of interviews ahead of the Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference that will take place on 29th- 30th January 2017.

SMi Group’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology event will return to Rome after the huge success of last year’s event. The popularity of the event highlights that the threats facing maritime nations have not been abated, with the increase in mass migration and terrorist infiltration the need to address these issues is crucial.

The use of satellites and space-based surveillance has become a huge factor within the enhancement of maritime security, this will be a key topic that will be explored throughout the two day conference.

In the lead up to the event SMi have released a pre-conference interview with speaker sponsors Kongsberg Satellite Services, to discuss how their satellites are being used to increase maritime security around the globe.

Sigmund Dehli the Director of Sales at KSAT will be speaking on day two of the conference with his presentation ‘Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness Through Satellite-Based Oil Spill, Vessel and Ice Detection’.

He said: “KSAT has delivered satellite-based oil spill detection services to the oil industry and governmental agencies for decades. The service is mainly based on oil spill detection using SAR- satellites. The data is downloaded through KSAT’s global ground station network and analysed by image analysts in our headquarters, who are available on a 24/7/365 basis. The results are delivered in near real-time to the end-user, which typically means 45-60 minutes from the time the satellite image is acquired. The end-user is then responsible for actions according to local regulations.”

For the full exclusive interview with Sigmund Dheli, visit the download centre of the event website at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

Other topics that will be addressed at this premium meeting include: mitigating the Mediterranean immigration crisis; the importance and application of information sharing, utilizing ISR technology, search and rescue missions, unmanned systems and so much more…

Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of November to save £100 off the conference price. Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 has PAE as Gold Sponsor and is sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems.

For sponsorship packages, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or
e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
www.maritime-recon.com/ydn
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
#maritimerecosmi
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: Proudly Sponsored by exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems

9 key international programmes highlighted at Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017

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Launching in Rome on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017, SMi’s Network Enabled Capability Technology will showcase nine key international programmes at the forefront of advancing capability in this essential area of defence.

As nations continue to improve and implement netcentric capabilities across their armed forces, the conference will address issues surrounding the demand of modernisation and digitisation of information, the growing need for networking unmanned platforms and procurement for technological advancements of defence operations.

Led by high-level military leaders and technical experts, the two-day event will feature the following presentations:

  • How Forza NEC Will Impact the Future of Operational Effectiveness of Italian Armed Forces
    General (Ret’d) Vincenzo Camporini, VP Istituto Affari Internazionali, Former Chief of Defence General Staff, Italian Army
  • Developing Future Capabilities of the Army Through Implementation of NEC Technology
    Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Assistant Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces
  • Incorporating Cyber into the NATO Military Structure
    Brigadier General Christos Anthanasiadis, Assistant Chief of Staff for the JCyber Division, SHAPE, Greek Army
  • Marrying Technology with User Demand for Tactical CIS
    Tony Reeves, Technical Director UK Ministry of Defence MORPHEUS NEO Programme, PA Consulting
  • US’s Future Combat Systems: Creating Netcentric Concepts for Multimission Combat System
    Colonel Carl J Worthington, Commander 2nd Signal Brigade, US Army Europe
  • Networked Warfare – Enabling Adaptive Dispersed Operations

Colonel Sean Sullivan, Director of Land Command Information / G6, Canadian Army

  • How the “V409 NEC” Programme Supports the Integration of Network Enabled Capabilities
    Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Norwegian Network Enabled Capabilities
    Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Countering the Russian A2/AD Challenge while Fostering Maritime Security: The Role of Multilateral Maritime Networking in the Baltic Sea Region
    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist, Military Studies Department, Swedish Defence University

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect case studies from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £200 Early Registration Discount for online bookings made by 30th November 2016. Visit www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF

Irish Defence Forces Assistant Chief of Staff joins speaker lineup for Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017

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Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran to speak about developing future capabilities in Rome in February

As nations continue to improve and implement NEC capabilities across their armed forces, SMi Group has confirmed that Irish Defence Forces Assistant Chief of Staff Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran will be speaking at its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Brigadier General O’Hallinan will be presenting a keynote on “Developing the Future Capabilities of the Army through Implementation of Network Enabled Capability Technology”. Highlights of his presentation include:

  • increasing versatility and information for ground operations through the digitization of the battlefield;
  • optimizing the future land combat vehicles by producing new legacy assets; and
  • improving Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence and network capabilities.

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.
Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, technical program directors from the UK Ministry of Defence, and key industry players including Radionor. The panel will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.
There is currently a £200 Early Registration Discount for online bookings made by 30th November 2016. Visit www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF for more details.
Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF

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Doors open to Global MilSatCom, Europe’s leading military satellite communications event next week

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SMi will proudly host Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on the 8-10 November 2016. The 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With over 450 confirmed attendees from all over the globe, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 35 high-level industry presentations, 3 panel discussions and 2 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2016 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies within the arena which will provide further networking opportunities for delegates with the leading operator and SatCom solution providers.

For further information please go to www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

The best-to-date speaker line up includes leading satcom experts from UK MoD, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, U.S. Air Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa plus many more.

For full details on all speakers, presentations and workshops please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Latest confirmed organisations include: UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of Defence, UK Space Agency, NATO HQ, Italian Defence General Staff, Finnish Defence Forces, Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Army of the Czech Republic, DSTL, MilSatCom Systems Directorate U.S. Air Force, Italian Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office (U.S. Air Force), US NATO, Evertz, Honeywell, Inmarsat Govenment Services, L3 Communications, ViaSat, Dassault-Aviation, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Euroconsult, Raytheon, Pegasus Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Globecomm, Tesat Spacecom, Gom Space, INDRA SISTEMAS, ORBIT Communications Systems Ltd, Soditech, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Intellian Technologies and many more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: SES (Lead Sponsor),   Airbus Defence and Space (Gold Sponsor). Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, GovSat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems, XTAR.

18th annual Global MilSatCom

8th-10th November 2016

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168, amalick@smi-online.co.uk
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054, jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

Lessons from Facebook: how to hit your target audience whenever, wherever

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Facebook will be speaking at the 6th Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector in London.

Social media giant Facebook has joined the lineup of expert speakers for SMi’s 6th Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on the 14th & 15th of November in London.

Sean Evins, Government and Politics Outreach Manager of the world’s leading social networking service provider will be speaking on Day One of the event. Presenting on Social Engagement in the Government and Military Sector, Sean will highlight case studies and explore examples of recent Facebook use from various government officials. He will also show demonstrations on how marketers can use the Facebook platform to hit their target audience instantaneously.

Before joining Facebook, Sean was Partner Manager for Government & Politics at microblogging site, Twitter. Prior to this, he also held various positions under the US House of Representatives and the FBI.

Sean joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including Saab, Thales, UK MoD, US Army, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, NATO, United Nations and more. A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN.

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016 will feature case studies on successful use of social media in military exercises and key presentations on operational training, incorporating social media within information warfare systems, maximising media support and community engagement, social media strategy, future trends within the digital media landscape, and miltary recruitment.

A detailed programme, as well as registration details, can be viewed on the event website. For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at hdegracia@smi-online.co.uk. For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN

Canada, Italy, UK and NATO to discuss networked warfare collaborations in Rome

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Canadian Army joins the speaker panel for Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017 in Rome

As North America continues to hold a dominant market share of the netcentric warfare market, SMi Group has confirmed that that Colonel Sean Sullivan, Director Land Command Information / G6 of the Canadian Army, has joined the speaker line-up for its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Colonel Sullivan will be presenting a keynote address which focusses on collaborations Entitled “Networked Warfare – Enabling Adaptive Dispersed Operations”, his presentation will address:

  • connecting decision makers across the battlespace;
  • increasing speed of mission execution through collaboration and shared situational awareness; and
  • modernizing the Canadian Army’s Land Command Support System

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.

Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, technical program directors from the UK Ministry of Defence, and key industry players including Radionor. The panel will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £400 Early Registration Discount for bookings made by 31st October 2016. Visit http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN

UK MoD to present updates on its MORPHEUS Programme in Rome

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Technical Director of the UK MoD’s MORPHEUS project joins speaker lineup for Network Enabled Capability next February in Rome.

 As the UK Ministry of Defence continues to invest in developing technical and business options to deliver the next generation battlefield command and control systems, SMi Group has confirmed that that Tony Reeves, Technical Director of the MORPHEUS Programme, has joined the speaker line-up for its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Mr Reeves will be presenting a keynote address which focuses on adopting non-traditional solutions for tactical information systems. Entitled “Marrying Technology with User Demand for Tactical CIS”, the presentation will address

  • how traditional ways of delivering tactical capabilities will not meet future user expectations;
  • how the industry can contribute to new ways of delivery; and
  • the challenges in how defence meets user demand flexibly and rapidly

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives including

  • General (Ret’d) Vincenzo Camporini, Vice President, Former Italian Chief of Defence General Staff, Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Lieutenant General Paolo Ruggiero, Deputy Commander of the NATO Land Command, Italian Army
  • Major General Antonio Bettelli, Commander Italian Army Aviation, Italian Army
  • Dr Alessandro Ungaro, Research Fellow, Istituto Affari Internationali

Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £400 Early Registration Discount for bookings made by 31st October 2016. Visit http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN

SSM Naval programmes, the most prestigious project of the Turkish Navy discussed at Naval Mission Systems Technology 2016

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Naval Mission Systems will take place next month in Rome, Italy on the 14th-15th November 2016.

“The signing of an agreement between Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industry (SSM) with Turkish Sedef and Spanish Navantia for construction of a $1.2 billion landing platform dock (LPD) has emerged as the prestige project of the Turkish navy.” *(Source)

With just four weeks to go until the event, there is a new addition to the expert speaker line-up. Mr. Ayhan Cakici the Technical Leader (Patrol Vessel Program) from Turkish MoD SSM Naval Platforms will provide delegates with an Insight to SSM (Undersecretariat for Defence Industries) Naval Programmes.

During his session Mr. Ayhan Cakici will explore the sectoral strategy of SSM’s Naval Platforms, recent achievements in the export market as well as development and cooperation of naval projects. His presentation will provide attendees with updates and information into the Turkish Navy’s most prestigious project.

Other topics which will feature during the two day conference include combat management systems, unmanned and autonomous vehicles platforms, integrating key naval assets, F-110 Frigate Programme, HMS Queen Elizabeth programme and so much more. These will be addressed by senior military personnel and leading industry experts.

Benefits of attending:

• Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in Naval Mission Systems Technology

• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry experts, who are enhancing the effectiveness of Naval Mission Systems Technology

• Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of naval mission systems strategies and technology.

• Gain an accurate update on the Mission Systems being developed within programmes across Europe

For further information on the conference, visit the event website on www.navalmissionsystems.com/ydn

Naval Mission Systems Technology 2016 issponsored by SiRTEL SRL and UMS Skeldar AG.

For sponsorship packages, contact Drew Miller on +44 (0) 207 827 6128 or dmiller@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate registrations, contact Kevin Ayoko on: +44 (0) 207 827 6744 or e-mail kayoko@smi-online.co.uk.

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Naval Mission Systems Technology
14th – 15th November 2016
Rome, Italy
www.navalmissionsystems.com/ydn
Sponsored by: SiRTEL SRL and UMS Skeldar AG
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6128

Thales: Social Media is the military’s new battle front

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Thales to explore the human-centric perspective impacts of social media on the warfighter at SMi Group’s 6th annual Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector next month.

Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Space and Defence & Security markets, have recently launched a new Cyber and Consulting organisation which provides customers with consulting services in digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Against this backdrop, Alex Tartar, Head of Cyber at Thales UK has joined the expert speaker lineup for SMi Group’s 6th annual conference on Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on 14 & 15 November 2016 in Central London.

Speaking on Day One of the conference, Alex will present “Social Media: The Military’s New Battle Front”. This presentation will explore the human-centric perspective on the impacts of social media on deployed personnel in the information age. He will also discuss how the new digital environment may be influencing the war-fighter, presenting a new axis on the information battlefront.

Thales joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including Saab, Facebook, UK MoD, US Army, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, NATO, United Nations and more. A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN.

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016 will feature case studies on successful use of social media in military exercises and key presentations on operational training, incorporating social media within information warfare systems, maximising media support and community engagement, social media strategy, future trends within the digital media landscape, and miltary recruitment.

A detailed programme, as well as registration details, can be viewed on the event website. For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at hdegracia@smi-online.co.uk. For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN

Europe’s Leading Military Satellite Communications Event, Global MilSatCom returns to London this November

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SMi Reports (2016.10.12, London, UK): SMi have just announced, places are filling up fast for what is expected to be the biggest Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition to date.

 

Global MilSatCom 2016, taking place in London on the 8th-10th of November 2016 will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

Global MilSatCom 2016 official website is www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Due to the growing threats to national space assets and exploitation of space as a part of political and military warfare, Global MilSatCom 2016 will provide the ideal platform for senior international military and government representatives to convene and discuss current challenges and threats facing the satcom community and get an exclusive outlook of the latest technology, equipment and services the industry has to offer.

 

Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD will provide the opening ministerial address. Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD has now confirmed his attendance and will be providing a host nation address with an update on UK MoD Strategic SatCom.

“Global MilSatCom has built a fantastic following over its 18 year history and is now recognised as the leading event in Europe for satellite professionals. We are very proud to have this level of support from the UK Ministry of Defence. This level of involvement will attract even more interest and further establish Global MilSatCom as the industry’s leading event. Once again we thank the UK MoD for their continued support”. Dale Butler, Managing Director, SMi Group.

The three-day event agenda also includes unique presentations from U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, SES, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.

To view the complete 3-day schedule including all speakers and their topics please go to www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Latest registered attendees include top decision makers from Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA, Singapore), U.S. Air Force (National Reconnaissance Office), Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation, I3TO Ministry of Defence Poland, Ministry of Defence Poland, Ministry of Defence Latvia, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence, Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Turkish Navy, Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces, New Zealand Defence Force, NATO SatCom, Army of the Czech Republic, Italian Ministry of Defence, L-3 Communications, Indra, Hughes, GovSat S.A, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins Aviation, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, LinQuest Corp, Integrasys S A, Socitech, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and many more.

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Defence and Security, SES: “Dear Industry Colleagues, On behalf of SES, I would like to welcome you all to SMi Group’s 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference & exhibition. As a long standing member and lead sponsor, SES is happy to be part of this prominent military satellite conference and exhibition in London. This is an exciting time for our industry with new technologies and technical innovations becoming more available, from planar antennas to software defined modems and  High Throughput Satellites just to name a few. These technologies are a result of our industry responding to the ever changing requirements of our defence and governmental customers. With many governments reducing spending budgets whilst increasing their requirements for information superiority, a challenging environment has been created for us all. Our aim as an industry is to respond to these challenges to ensure flexibility for the missions of the defence and governmental customers, whilst remaining within these budget constraints. New technologies and new ways of doing business are paving the way for exciting opportunities within the industry. This conference is an ideal platform to hear about these ideas in a knowledge sharing environment, involving decision makers, government representatives, military and other leading international industry professionals.”

Global MilSatCom 2016 is proudly sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space  |  Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation Unique Broadband Systems and XTAR.

Delegate places now over 98% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation. Online registrations can be made at www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

German Navy provide the latest updates on F125 Frigates at the 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

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SMi Group’s 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will return to Rome, Italy on the 30-31 January 2017.

 

Monitoring maritime traffic whilst protecting maritime assets is an extremely difficult task. One of the ways this can be achieved is through the use of radars. This is just one topic that will be discussed at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017.

 

“The F125 frigate class is a completely new type of ship. With numerous innovations and a multiple-crew strategy it is a further showcase for the leading engineering expertise of German naval shipbuilding.” *(Source)

 

“Guidance and surveillance will involve EADS Cassidian’s TRS-4D active array radar, which will mount 4 fixed ‘faces’ divided between the 2 deckhouses. In addition to offering dual-island resiliency, an active array system offers all of its corollary improvements in reliability, sensitivity, and multi-targeting capabilities over passive phased array radars. Various electro-optical systems will be used to perform passive short-range surveillance that cannot be picked up by enemy sensors.” ** (Source2)

 

Hear from Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Command Support/C4I Missions & Operations, from the German Navy as he provides the latest updates on the F125 Frigate class with a presentation on ‘Advances in German Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Equipment and Technologies from 2016 Onwards’. He will speak on: Optimising surface warship maritime surveillance radar technology on the new F125 Frigates; enabling effective national maritime protection through multinational integrated networks; upgrades in the German MPA Fleet and exploring the future of German Naval C4ISR requirements.

 

With technology advancing in the field of maritime security, it is crucial to discuss the latest updates and advancements which can enhance the safety of the world’s oceans. Further technologies that will be discussed at next year’s conference include:  platform sensors, unmanned systems and space-based assets.

 

The 2017 line up will include senior representatives from : Royal Navy, Italian Navy, US Naval Forces Europe, EU Naval Force, PAE, Italian Air Force, Italian Coast Guard, French Navy, Israeli Navy, German Navy, C-SIGMA, NATO MARCOM, Belgian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, Portuguese Navy, European Maritime Safety Agency and more…

 

PLUS A POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

 

Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.

 

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of October to save £200 off the conference price. Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

For sponsorship packages and delegate enquiries, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or
e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
www.maritime-recon.com/ydn
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
#maritimerecosmi
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems and Kongsberg Satellite Services
*(Source) http://bit.ly/2cQ8aG1
**(Source2) http://bit.ly/2cMNYbk

Australian Department of Defence confirmed to speak at Global MilSatCom 2016.

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SMi Reports (2016.09.21, London, UK): SMi are excited to announce David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defensewill speak at Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals

The Defence White Paper, released in February 2016 by the Turnbull government, says that access to space intelligence will become increasingly important over coming years. The paper flags that Australia will spend an extra $3 to $4 billion on enhanced satellite imagery capability as well as up to another $2 billion on space situational awareness systems and radars out to 2039. (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald*)

SMi Group are delighted to announce Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense, has joined the 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, taking place in London, UK, on the 8th-10th November 2016.

In his unique presentation entitled “An Overview of the Australia Defence Force’s Future and Current SatCom Capabilities” Commodore Greaves will discuss: The Australian Defence Force’s operational use of SatCom and the unique challenges faced (concurrent operations; dispersed locations); 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.

Commodore Greaves will also be co-chairing a panel discussion on day three of the conference on “Ensuring Effective Communication Capabilities in Polar Regions and Harsh Environments.’

Further information available at www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

This year’s Global MilSatCom will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

The three-day event agenda includes unique presentations from UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is proudly sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space  |  Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems and Xtar.

Delegate places now over 92% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation, alternatively you can register online at www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

 

18th annual Global MilSatCom

8th-10th November 2016

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168, amalick@smi-online.co.uk
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054, jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

*Source: The Sydney Morning Herald http://bit.ly/1WRvALN

UK MoD to provide an opening ministerial address and a host nation address with an update on UK MoD Strategic SatCom at Global MilSatCom 2016

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SMi Reports (2016.09.19, London, UK): SMi are excited to announce Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD will provide and opening ministerial address at Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals.

SMi Group are delighted to announce Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD has joined the 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, taking place in London, UK, on the 8th-10th November 2016, to provide the opening ministerial address.

Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD has now confirmed his attendance and will be providing a host nation address with an update on UK MoD Strategic SatCom.

Global MilSatCom Official web site: www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

“Global MilSatCom has built a fantastic following over its 18 year history and is now recognised as the leading event in Europe for satellite professionals. We are very proud to have this level of support from the UK Ministry of Defence. This level of involvement will attract even more interest and further establish Global MilSatCom as the industry’s leading event. Once again we thank the UK MoD for their continued support”. Dale Butler, Managing Director, SMi Group.

This year’s Global MilSatCom will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

“As a newcomer to Global MilSatCom, I can tell you that I absolutely got a lot out of the event and I hope to get to future meetings. It was an excellent event and the SMi team did a fantastic job, ” – Senior Representative, U.S Air Force, Global MilSatCom 2015 attendee.

The three-day event agenda includes unique presentations from UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

“This is my first Global MilSatCom Conference and it has been a very informative learning experience. I look forward to coming back as a delegate from Canada and contributing further,” – commented a senior representative from Canadian Department of National Defence after Global MilSatCom.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is proudly sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space  |  Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems and Xtar.

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Defence and Security, SES: “Dear Industry Colleagues, On behalf of SES, I would like to welcome you all to SMi Group’s 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference & exhibition. As a long standing member and lead sponsor, SES is happy to be part of this prominent military satellite conference and exhibition in London.

This is an exciting time for our industry with new technologies and technical innovations becoming more available, from planar antennas to software defined modems and  High Throughput Satellites just to name a few. These technologies are a result of our industry responding to the ever changing requirements of our defence and governmental customers. With many governments reducing spending budgets whilst increasing their requirements for information superiority, a challenging environment has been created for us all. Our aim as an industry is to respond to these challenges to ensure flexibility for the missions of the defence and governmental customers, whilst remaining within these budget constraints. New technologies and new ways of doing business are paving the way for exciting opportunities within the industry.

This conference is an ideal platform to hear about these ideas in a knowledge sharing environment, involving decision makers, government representatives, military and other leading international industry professionals.”

Delegate places now over 92% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation, alternatively you can register online atwww.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

 

18th annual Global MilSatCom

8th-10th November 2016

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168, amalick@smi-online.co.uk
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054, jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

Combat veteran and social media guru joins speaker line-up at Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has joined the expert speaker line-up for the 6th annual conference on Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on 14 & 15 November 2016 in Central London.

Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Andrew Morton, Director of Social Engagement, will be will be co-chairing the conference together with Mr Steven Mehringer, Head of Communications Services at NATO.

Lt. Col Morton will be leading a panel discussion on “Overcoming the Challenge of Generating Skilled Personnel Ready to Engage in Media Operations” on Day 2 of the conference together with key social media experts from the Italian Navy, Canadian National Defence and NATO StratCom. He will also be hosting a post-conference workshop entitled “Building Social Teams, Content & Communities” on 16 November, which explores key drivers in creating engaged online communities through strategic and sustainable social media activity.

In the run-up to the event, SMi Group spoke to Lt. Col Morton about the challenges in association to utilising social media within the defence industry. “A big challenge for social media is to balance propriety and security with the social mission. It’s a balancing act; the defense sector is constrained by these considerations but the breadth of meaningful content outpaces those concerns. Training is key.”

When asked about how he envisions the future of social media within the defence industry, he responded, “Social media has and will continue to be a vehicle for the most real and relevant stories. Additionally, it can be a means by which military personnel can effectively manage their career development – including transition.”

To read the full interview with Lt. Col Morton, visit the Download Centre on the event website at http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN.

Prior to joining SHRM, Lt. Col Morton served over twenty years as an Army Officer in leadership positions, and as lead for the Army Reserve’s marketing, digital and social media efforts. After his military career, he joined Purple Strategies as an Account Director leading digital and social media campaigns for Fortune 500 clients.

SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society and has been the leading provider of resources advancing the practice of human resource management. They join a global line-up of expert speakers from military forces and defence organisations shaping up the social media landscape including the UK MOD, US DOD, US Africom, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, Norwegian Defence Forces, Italian Navy, United Nations and many more. The complete list of speakers and their topics can be found on the event website.

For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at hdegracia@smi-online.co.uk. For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN

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