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Milsatcoms 2018

16th edition of the UK’s leading event for Milsatcom professionals

12 - 13 June 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place


About the conference

IET Milsatcoms is the indispensable forum for exchanging views with leading players in the field and getting a wider understanding of the current challenges and emerging Milsatcom requirements.

Chaired by Gerard Donelan, Vice President Defence & Security, SES, the conference agenda will feature a mix of carefully selected topics covered by military and industry expert speakers.

As in previous years, the event provides an outstanding opportunity to hear perspectives from Government representatives, military and industry’s lead satellite providers, integrators and partners.

The conference, known for its spirit of technical information and predictions rather than sales pitches, is extremely popular so we encourage you to register today to secure your place.

Programme covers:

  • Future of Satellite Industry in context of proposed new UK Space Strategy
  • UK’s sovereign Milsatcoms infrastructure and the future of Skynet 6
  • Deployable comms at a time of conflict: how to scale up services as demand goes up in the battlespace
  • Case Study: Comms-On-The-Move (COTM) in the UK
  • Case study: Lessons learnt from Electronic Warfare in Eastern Ukraine
  • Panel discussion: opportunities and challenges to the military end-users in context of small satellites revolution: the art of the possible

Who should attend?

  • Military and government representatives
  • Armed Forces technology end-users
  • Satellite industry professionals (operators, technology providers and integrators)
  • Consultants
  • Researchers and scientists
  • Students and academia

Benefits of attending:

  • Join a leading MilSatCom event to meet and network with over 100 attendees, including high-level military UK MoD delegation, now in its 16th year!
  • Hear critical updates on national military programmes and understand which solutions can satisfy their requirements, so you can stay ahead of the curve
  • With strong industry support, expect to hear exclusive updates on Skynet 6 from Airbus Defence and Space and the future of UK Space Agency strategy that would help your understanding of possible implications for your line of business
  • Foster new working relationships at the dedicated networking receptions, including a VIP dinner and drinks with IET Satellite Systems and Applications Engineering Community (TPN) that could become your way in the heart of the industry
  • Participate in panel discussion and Q&A sessions to get your questions and opinions across to the people who could be your new customers, technology providers or simply meet your old friends!
What people say about the event

"A great mixture of providers and technology."

"I enjoyed the way that nearly all the speakers entered into the spirit of technical information and predictions, rather than sales pitches."

"Informative presentations and the variety of speaking topics."

"I enjoyed the opportunity to network and meet up with people I have not seen for a while in the field of Milsatcom."

"What is really good about the IET Milsatcoms event is that there are very few sales pitches and plenty of insight, opinion and prediction, with the odd contentious point thrown in to make for good discussions in the breaks. And during those breaks, we had some great networking opportunities."

Speakers in the previous year included:
  • Cdr David Moody, UK MoD presenting on the current and future UK Milsatcom capability 
  • Nik Smith, Military Space UK Team Lead, Lockheed Martin discussing next-gen tactical communications
  • Patrick Biewer, a LuxGovSat CEO, offering a perspective on government satellite communications
  • Patrick Wood, Group Managing Director, Surrey Satellite Technology explaining the benefits of small satellites for Milsatcom delivery
  • Matthias Motzigemba, Director Laser Products, TESAT Spacecom on the new capabilities offered by optical satcom terminals
  • Andrew Slaney, Technical Director, Ultra Electronics, GigaSat tracing the latest developments in mobile terminals
  • Koen Willems, Market Director Government and Defence Satcom, Newtec, examining the prospects for Milsatcom network interoperability

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