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SMi Global MilSatCom 2016 announces speaker list

Published on 26 July, 2016
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
SMi have introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s Global MilSatCom event

SMi announces The Department of National Defence Canada as part of the speaker line-up for Global MilSatCom 2016 taking place 8th-10th November in London.

Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Department of National Defence Canada, is a part of SMi Groups 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.

Presentation highlights

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 Arctic and how these are best overcome.

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Other speakers

Other speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from U.S. Department of Defence, Italian Ministry of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, Danish Defence Command, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Italian Ministry of Defence, Belgian Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, Department of National Defence Canada, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, U.S Air Force, SES, Airbus Defence 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.

Important topics

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.

New workshops

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.

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