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MilSatCom: the Importance of Allied Cooperation. Hear from U.S. Air Force, NATO NCIA, French Joint Space Command, U.S. SouthCom and Spanish MoD

SMi Group reports: SMi's MilSatCom USA conference will be taking place on June 28th 29th, 2016 in Arlington, USA. This highly popular defense conference will look to provide the latest updates on the MilSatCom programmes of the UK, Canada, Spain, France and NATO.

Arlington, VA, April 09, 2016 --( A dedicated spotlight session on International Allied Collaboration and Perspectives is just one of the highlights of the conference, with U.S. Air Force International MilSatCom Chief Deanna Ryals exploring the topic in an opening keynote address on Day 2 entitled "The Importance of Allied Cooperation in MilSatCom". The presentation will cover the importance of understanding allied requirements early in the acquisition process, important ways to involve allies in early acquisition planning and current approaches for bringing allies into existing Next Generation MilSatCom.

Michael T. Laney, Lead International Engagement for MilSatCom, U.S. Air Force HQ, will update the event attendees on U.S. DoD International Relationships, benefits of partnerships, principles of international engagement and MilSatCom international engagement initiatives.

Further information available at

Other key presentations addressing the importance of international partnerships include:

- CP 9A0130: Future NATO SatCom Post 2019 Package And How This Is Aligned With Next-Generation Requirements. Speaker: Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
- French MilSatCom Overview. Speaker: Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier, SatCom Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command
- Ensuring Effective Strategic Communications Across SOUTHCOM Territory. Speaker: Colonel Jonathon Moelter, Head of J6, Southern Command
- Spanish MoD MILSATCOM Program Roadmap to Enhance both Military Operations and Civil Emergency Scenarios, in an Efficient Way. Speaker: Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head of C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish MoD

The complete list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on

MilSatCom USA 2016 includes 18+ unique presentations delivered by leading experts in the field addressing key aspects of protected SatCom, such as the protected tactical waveform, jam resistance, low probability of intercept and the integration of ComSatCom for military communications.

In addition, a post-conference workshop hosted by Aerospace Corporation on June 27th 2016 will tackle how to “Ensure Effective MilSatCom Through Small Satellite.”

Over 150 attendees are expected in Arlington this June, all key government and military personnel, and the industry leaders, from across the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the UK, Canada, Spain, France and NATO and many more. The audience will include, but is not limited to: Directors of J6, Heads of Space Branch, MilSatCom Programme Managers, Heads of C4ISR, Directors of Network Services, Heads of Space Policy.

MilSatCom USA is sponsored by Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat General and O3b Networks. For further information on sponsorship and exhibition packages, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or e-mail
All active U.S. Government, U.S. Military and Law Enforcement Personnel will be granted free admission to the event. However, in order to attend this event, pre-registration is required, which is subject to final approval by SMi Group.

A special discounted rate to Foreign Government, Foreign Military and Law Enforcement Representatives, is offered. For further information, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or e-mail.

MilSatCom 2016
June 28th – 29th, 2016
Arlington, USA
Contact Information
SMi Group
Ina Luft
+44 (0) 207 827 6132

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