Senior U.S. Military: US DoD, Air Force, Marine Corps, DISA and DARPA to Deliver Briefings at Global MilSatCom 2018 This November

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 13, 2018 - With President Donald Trump advocating Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years to establish a “U.S. Space Force” as the sixth branch of the military, there has never been a better time to meet and discuss the future of military satellite communications.

    US Vice President Mike Pence: “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force. It’s not enough to have an American presence in space, we must have dominance." Source: Space News, August 9, 2018 *

    As a vital capability for all ground forces, SMi Group are delighted to announce that attendees of Global MilSatCom, taking place in London on the 6-8 November 2018, will get the chance to meet and hear from the following US military branches: US DoD, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and DARPA.

    The full agenda is available to download at:
    Presentation highlights include:

    1) Streamlining the DoD’s Approach Space and Secure Communications

    • The role of space-based enablers for military communications, PNT and ISR
    • Evolving threats in space – managing policy within an increasingly contested, congested and competitive environment
    • Eliminating ‘little enterprise’ stovepipes into big enterprise and crafting a unified vision for space
    • Enablers for big enterprise, utilising the software-defined environment and common standards for networked systems
    • Future services and technologies that will be required from industry to deliver the US space vision – the task for ‘disruptive tech’ firms

    Presented by: Dr Brian Teeple, Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO (C4IIC), US DoD

    2) Next Generation SATCOM Way Ahead

    • An overview of current and future USAF MILSATCOM constellations
    • Different approaches for increasing Partnerships (Allied and Commercial) in SATCOM from 2028 and beyond
    • Key considerations for MILSATCOM in the post WGS (Wideband Global SATCOM) era
    • Way ahead to acquire our next generation of SATCOM

    Presented by: Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Centre (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

    3) SatCom In Support of Expeditionary Warfare

    • The functional lines of effort for USMC Europe and Africa and how it feeds into theatre campaign plans
    • Current SATCOM assets across the spectrum – utilising X-band and Ku band systems for operations
    • Unique theatre challenges for the USMC in Europe considering the impact of terrain, temperature, wind speeds and storms for communication
    • The role of SATCOM in expeditionary campaigns, the increased importance of C2 and space-enabled situational awareness
    • Ways forward: exploiting narrowband systems for SATCOM on-the-move and the extension of the ground segment

    Presented by: Captain Dez Hill, G-6 Projects Officer, US Marine Corps

    There will also be a pre-conference focus day on 5th November, entitled: ‘Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology’. More information on the conference and focus day can be found on the event website.

    Register by the 28th September to receive a £100 discount on your booking.

    Visit the website to book your place, download exclusive event content and view the latest agenda at:

    Lead Sponsor: SES Networks
    Gold Sponsor: Airbus
    Sponsors: COMSAT, Eutelsat, GOVSAT, Hughes, Intelsat General (IGC), Kratos, Laser Communications Coalition, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, Raytheon, SES GS, Thales, Viasat
    Exhibitors: Baader Planetarium GMBH, Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Datapath, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inster, Integrasys, Satcube, SCISYS, Teledyne, US Air Force, XTAR

    Opportunities for industry to sponsor, exhibit and contribute to the conference are extremely limited. For details on how your company can get involved please contact: Alia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email: amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    20th Annual Global MilSatCom
    Conference: 6th – 8th November 2018
    Focus Day: 5th November 2018
    London, UK


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