30 - 31 August 2016 | London, United Kingdom

Day Two

09:00 - 09:15 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

09:15 - 09:45 SPAIN’S LEADING ROLE IN FOSTERING EUROPEAN COOPERATION, CHALLENGES FOR RENEWING MILSATCOM CAPABILITY AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN MOBILE SATCOM

Brigadier General Carlos de Salas Murillo, Head C4ISR & Space Programs,Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • What chairmanship of the pooled requirements means for developing Spain’s current Hispasat programme and providing national and coalition operations with critical information advantage
  • Developing a clear vision for providing integrated mobile requirements on land, in the air and at sea and delivering integrated capability for NATO missions
  • Progress on developing a business case for shared requirements within the framework of the European Defence Agency and the effects of these decisions on the wider European MILSATCOM environment
  • A strategic perspective on the role of mobile SATCOM in Spanish operations now and in the future: What is the vision?
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Brigadier General Carlos de Salas Murillo

Head C4ISR & Space Programs
Spanish Ministry of Defence

09:45 - 10:15 DELIVERING SATCOM ENABLED DEPLOYABLE COMMUNICATIONS FOR CANADIAN FORCES GLOBALLY: WHAT CAN BE DONE TO DELIVER COST-EFFECTIVE MILSATCOM CAPABILITY?

  • Strategies for cooperation: working together bi-laterally and through allied groups to share assets and maximise capability
  • What is the future for interaction between military and commercial SATCOM and how can defence forces benefit from commercial progress?
  • Developments in ground segment and mobile capability for deployed Canadian forces
  • Integrating legacy assets and future technologies into an interoperable platform to best enable the military end-user at minimal cost

10:15 - 11:00 COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:00 - 11:30 REFLECTIONS ON SUCCESSFUL COOPERATION WITH SICRAL 2 AND LOOKING TO THE EXPANSION OF GROUND SEGMENTS TO MAXIMISE A PAYLOAD’S OPERATIONAL EFFECTS

Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, C4I Systems & Transformation Technical Directorate,Italian Defence General Staff
  • Overview of the successful launch and operational deployment of Sicral 2
  • Lessons learned from collaboration with the French DGA and exploring the cooperative model for reducing the costs of future programmes
  • Acquiring the correct ground segment capability to maximise the operational success of Sicral 2’s payload and ensuring the mobile effectiveness of Italian forces
  • Looking towards the future for Italian MILSATCOM: What will Sicral 3 require to deliver enhanced information superiority for Italy and its allies?
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Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

C4I Systems & Transformation Technical Directorate
Italian Defence General Staff

11:30 - 12:00 EUROPEAN COOPERATION: THE EUROPEAN GOVSATCOM PROGRAMME AND INCORPORATING AMBITIONS OF NEW SATCOM NATIONS

Lieutenant Colonel James Luis Sanchez Majora, Chair, GOVSATCOM Feasibility Working Group,Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Assiting European countries in developing MILSATCOM capabilities to ensure a coherent provision across the continent
  • Europe today: what is the basis for cooperation?
  • GOVSATCOM through European Satellite Communication Market, shifting focus to provide SATCOM capability for all member states.
  • The future for multilateral communication: a European perspective
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Lieutenant Colonel James Luis Sanchez Majora

Chair, GOVSATCOM Feasibility Working Group
Spanish Ministry of Defence

12:00 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30 GUIDED DISCUSSION: INDUSTRY LEADERS AND MILITARY CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING OFFICERS

  • How can the Military better assist industrial partners in the requirements setting phase in order to minimise research costs and streamline acquisition?
  • How can industry better inform the military of existing ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions to enable a more effective evaluation of all available options?
  • What measures must be adopted to ensure that the needs and requirments of the mobile end-user remain central during the full acquisition process?
  • The speaker panel and selected industry leaders will discuss in a committee style discussion. If you wish to participate in this element of the discussion contact the Director using the details at the bottom of the page

14:30 - 15:00 COFFEE & NETWORKING

15:00 - 15:30 NEXT STEPS DELIVERING MOBILE SATCOM CAPABILITY AS PART OF AN INTEGRATED DEPLOYABLE COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE

Steen Amtoft, Acquisition and Sustainment, Communication Network,Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation
  • Major updates in the upcoming tender for the Danish Armed Forces' mobile and transportable ground satellite terminals
  • Results from end-user requirements focus groups: what do the operators in the Danish Armed Forces need and want?
  • What is preventing the adoption of SATCOM as the first port of call for tactical communications?
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Steen Amtoft

Acquisition and Sustainment, Communication Network
Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

15:30 - 16:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: STRATEGIES FOR DELIVERING COST-EFFECTIVE SATCOM CAPABILITIES WITH ARCTIC COVERAGE TO PROVIDE ASSURED COMMUNICATIONS ABOVE 70˚ LATITUDE

Flemming Hansen, Senior Consultant,Radiolab
  • Delivering a business case for investing in Arctic capability: what are the common challenges faced by organisations looking to deliver secure and assured SATCOM?
  • What are the common themes and major differences between the Danish ARSARNERIT, Norwegian two-satellite system and Canadian PCW options for delivering secure Arctic SATCOM systems?
  • Do LEO‐HTS Constellations offer a viable commercial alternative and how do Low Earth Orbit assets deliver for military and government applications?
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Flemming Hansen

Senior Consultant
Radiolab

16:15 - 23:59 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE