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Update on TNS Project from Department of National Defense Canada at Global MilSatCom 2016

SMi Reports: SMi are excited to announce The Department of National Defense Canada as part of the speaker line-up for Global MilSatCom 2016 taking place 8th-10th November in London.

London, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 --( SMi Group are thrilled to have Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Department of National Defense Canada, on their expert speaker line-up at Global MilSatCom 2016.

The Canadian military wants to build a new constellation that would provide 24-hour satellite communications for the Arctic region as early as 2023... Canada is also considering buying into an existing communications constellations as part of a second project known as the Tactical Narrowband SATCOM program.*

Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid will be giving a Keynote Address on Day Three of the conference, speaking on How Tactical Narrowband Satellite Communications (TNS) Project Will Satisfy Next-Generation SatCom Requirements. Presentation Highlights Include:

An outline of the TNS Project roadmap and key timelines to ensure successful final delivery in 2023
Key capabilities of the TNS Project and how this satisfies long-term requirements
Overcoming the main challenges to ensure the successful operational efficiency of the TNS Project

Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid will also be participating in a panel discussion on day three about Ensuring Effective Communication Capabilities in the Arctic and Harsh Environments. This panel discussion will cover the unique challenges that militaries face when communicating in the Artic and how these are best overcome.

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Other speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from U.S. Department of Defense, Italian Ministry of Defense, Brazilian Air Force, Danish Defense Command, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defense Forces, European Space Agency, Italian Ministry of Defense, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defense Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defense Logistics Association, Department of National Defense Canada, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, U.S Air Force, SES, Airbus Defense and Space, Eutelsat, Raytheon, Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, LuxGovSat and many more.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

· Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
· Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defense & Space.
Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat.
Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Uniquesys.


18th annual Global MilSatCom
8th-10th November 2016
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168,
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054,
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defense, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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