26 Oct 20. The SMi Group announce that the Global MilSatCom conference portal is now live!
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26 Oct 20. SMi’s 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom, 10 – 12 November 2020.
Virtual Conference & Exhibition: Online Access Only.
Gold Sponsor: Airbus
Sponsors: GovSat, Isotropic Systems, Leonardo DRS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, ST Engineering iDirect, Thales Communications, Viasat.
Exhibitors: Hytec Inter, Marlink SAS.
SMi Group are proud to announce that the 22nd annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will be taking place on the 10th, 11th and 12th November as a virtual event.
As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet with senior decision makers from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry from across the globe, providing fantastic interactive opportunities through conference sessions, networking receptions and a virtual exhibition area.
This year, the conference will highlight topics such as SATCOM resilience, hybrid capability, payload delivery, the impact of emergent LEO mega-constellations and more, providing a holistic view of the future of connectivity.
Delegates can expect to hear crucial updates on the SKYNET programme as it evolves into SKYNET 6, discover more about the emergence of the US Space Force and the DoD’s new “go fast” procurement efforts, and explore international SATCOM programme developments, where opportunities for partnerships may be developed.
Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2020:
- Hear essential updates on the UK’s SKYNET programme from both MoD and industry perspectives as the constellation evolves into SKYNET 6
- Explore US SATCOM development, understanding more about the new Space Force and how innovation is being driven through SMC 2.0 and AFRL’s Space Innovation Pitch Days
- Listen to key international partner updates, including briefings from crucial regions including Europe and Asia Pacific
- Network with an anticipated 600 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 7 hours of networking
To register or for more information visit: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/battlespaceNL
26 Oct 20. Royal Air Force invites industry participation in DSEI 2021 Aerospace Zone. The Next-Generation Air Force will take centre stage at the DSEI 2021 Aerospace Zone as the Royal Air Force seeks industry input on the technological developments that will drive aerial dominance.
Picking up the integration theme driving UK defence transformation, the Royal Air Force will be seeking to engage with industry at all levels to support its contributions to contested, multi-domain operational environments with solutions that enable battle-winning fire power and information warfare.
With key strategic assets joining the UK air fleet in 2021, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and P8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, the Royal Air Force will be looking for technological innovation that deliver success in the ‘grey zone’ – including space, cyber, special operations and information operations – and empower an integrated force whose sum is greater than its parts.
Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff for the Royal Air Force, said: “DSEI 2019 was a great success and an excellent opportunity for the Royal Air Force to engage widely with industry, academia and our international partners. I look to build on that success with DSEI 2021.
“The Royal Air Force is mobilised on operations around the world protecting the UK and our allies. Going forward, we must be ready to operate in the ever more complex, competed and contested multi-domain operating environments of the future. To continue making a leading edge contribution to the UK’s place in the world, the Royal Air Force must be at the leading edge of technological innovation in all that we do; DSEI 2021 offers an excellent international platform on which to explore those challenges alongside our industry partners.”
DSEI 2021 will feature its strongest aerospace offering to date with an expanded Aerospace Zone supported by the Royal Air Force, and the return of the Space Hub, rounding out the event’s growth as a fully integrated defence and security exhibition. The zone provides a dedicated forum for the Royal Air Force, international air force delegations, government officials, OEMs, system manufacturers, integrators, Primes and SMEs to collaborate on aerospace cluster projects and showcase next-generation technologies.
“It is hugely validating to have the support of the Royal Air Force behind DSEI 2021. We believe that DSEI offers the single most valuable opportunity in the biennial defence trade show calendar to connect UK companies and their international counterparts with each other and their end customers across the land, sea and air domains,” Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented. “We aim to foster business connections at every level and look forward to presenting a world-class industry response to the RAF’s requirements as they look to support emerging operating concepts over the coming decade.”
30 Oct 20. Defence Space 2020 to be held as a two-day ‘virtual’ event on 17/18 November, and invite you to join the conference online.
Defence Space, which is organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Air and Space Power Association, will see over 30 speakers and panelists tackle the challenges presented by Space as a military domain and the wider economic opportunities on offer. The MOD will use the conference to outline its strategy to protect and defend vital space assets that underpin critical national infrastructure, enable military effectiveness and drive economic growth. Projections for the future of the UK’s military space capabilities and the emerging technologies which look set to disrupt national and international plans in Space.
Keynote speakers will include the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston and Commander UK Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders and the UK MOD’s Director Space, Air Vice Marshal Harv Smyth. The Programme will also include senior leaders from the National Space Council, MOD Space policy, Capability and Operations and leaders of Allied Space Forces sharing how they are responding to the changing context and highlighting the emerging themes for the future of military Space.
Full details of the programme are on the Conference website here: https://www.airpower.org.uk/defence-space-2020/programme/
This year, the event will also host the International Space Pitch Day, a UK-US initiative to find, fund and fast-track innovation and technology that gives advantage to military personnel and operations in the space domain. Contracts will be announced on 17 November during Defence Space.
We will be using a live-casting platform for Defence Space 2020 which will allow you to watch the conference live, ask questions, network, view and download useful information. You will also be able to review sessions already gone, and to forward and rewind those archives as required. Access to the conference will be through an online portal; you will be sent your personalised web link just before the event.
In the first instance, please confirm by email that you would like to join the conference online at . Once you have confirmed, we will register you and send joining instructions for the online link, detailed agenda and timings plus ‘live interaction’ conditions and media facility ahead of the conference.