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Milsatcoms 2017

15th edition of the UK’s leading event for Milsatcom professionals

1 - 2 June 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place



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IET Milsatcoms, one of the leading events for the military satellite community, is returning to IET London: Savoy Place on 1 - 2 June 2017.

The conference is an outstanding opportunity to hear briefs from industry and government experts, consider new case studies and to engage in discussions on the latest technology for secure and seamless Milsatcom delivery.

New: four dedicated workshops will provide military end-users with exciting opportunities to learn latest techniques in anti-jamming, improved battle-space connectivity / awareness and practical application of nanosatellite technology.

IET Milsatcoms 2017 conference and workshop equals unbiased technical insight and excellent networking opportunities. Secure your place now if you want to be among the industry’s movers and shakers! Contact Olexander Hryb, Event Producer at for more details.


Featured speakers

Jeanette van Halteren (photo)  

Jeanette van Halteren

Squadron Leader, OC Operations, Squadron 90 Signal Unit, RAF

Commander Moody (photo)

Cdr David Moody

Royal Navy and Joint Forces Command Capability, MoD UK

Betty Bonnardel Azzarelli (photo)  

Betty Bonnardel

Managing Director & UK Chair, Society of Satellite Professionals International

    • Harjinder Jolly, Lead Space Scientist, Strategic Systems and Space Group, Air and Weapon Systems Department, DSTL, MoD UK
    • Neil Fraser, Chair of UK Space Security and Defence Committee / Head of Space & Comms, ViaSat UK
    • Dave Davies, Senior Systems Engineer, VT iDirect

    • Sqn Ldr Chris Dunn, Space Lead, Air Warfare School, RAF


Gerard Donelan (photo)

Chaired by Gerard Donelan

Vice President Defence & Security, SES (chairman)

The conference programme will feature a mix of carefully selected topics covered by military and industry expert speakers:

  • UK MoD’s strategic satellite communications capability development in the context of the proposed new UK space strategy
  • Global technology review: space wars - the battle for space supremacy
  • Deployable comms at a time of conflict: how to scale up services as demand goes up in the battlespace
  • Past and future UK Milsatcoms systems: next-generation milsatcom trends – HTS, multi-mission satellites, digital payloads, laser communications
  • Case studies: how satellites of the future can secure borders and improve welfare of deployed military personnel
  • Panel discussions: future of Milsatcoms in the context of international co-operation and global insecurity / Challenges to the military end-users in context of increasing dominance of commercial sector in the satellite industry worldwide

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Sponsors and exhibitors


Member - £400

Non-member -  £500

Student -  £249

Government / military -  £250