SMi Group's 9th annual MilSpace 2014 conference


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Join us in London next March for SMi Group's 9th annual MilSpace conference. Twenty Two speakers including a latest addition, Colonel Frank Scher, Chief Preparation for the Future, Joint Space Command will be taliking about French space capabilities outlook following the French White Paper 2013

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SMi Group's 9th annual MilSpace 2014 conference

  1. 1. K BY BOO VEMBER O N 29TH AND £300 SAVE K BY Y OO B AR JANU 31ST AND £100 SAVE MilSpace2014 SMi Presents the 9th Annual Conference On... 31 MARCH-1 APRIL 2014 | HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK | LONDON, UK CONFERENCE CHAIR Major General (ret) Kenneth Israel, Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates SPEAKER PANEL INCLUDES Brigadier General Ian Fordred, General Officer Commanding the Command and Management Information Systems Support Formation, CMIS Division, South African National Defence Forces Reasons to attend: • Explore the latest advances in ballistic missile defence, high frequency communication, ISR and earth imaging • Discuss the utilisation of civilian/military dual-use systems and the weaponisation of space • Explore the importance of High Frequency Communications in supporting Military Operations • Analyse the issues surrounding cyber security in space and satellite systems • Hear nations new to MilSpace this year including Nigeria, South Africa and Italy Sponsored by Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces Commodore Christian Anuge, Defence Communications, Nigerian Navy Commander Amleto Gabellone, Head of Department, Systems Management, Navy CIS Rome Centre, Italian MoD Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Lengkeek, Branch Chief ISTAR and Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force Squadron Leader David Davenport, Officer Commanding, UK Space Operations Coordination Centre, Royal Air Force Major Brad Green, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Officer, United States Marine Corps Captain Alexander Clairin, CNGF, CIRISI Maisons-Laffitte, French Ministry of Defence Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Program Manager, Air and Space Procurement Command, FMV - Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Dr Martin Hellmann, Program Coordination Security Research, DLR German Aerospace Centre Pascal Legai, Deputy Director, EU Satellite Centre Luca Del Monte, Security Strategy Officer, Policy Coordination, European Space Agency David L. Neyland, Associate Director, U.S. Office of Naval Research Register online or alternatively fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 BOOK BY 29th NOVEMBER AND SAVE £300 I BOOK BY 31st JANUARY AND SAVE £100
  2. 2. MilSpace2014 DAY ONE I 31ST MARCH 2014 8.30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 9.00 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS Major General (ret) Kenneth Israel, Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates 9.10 A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH TO GEOWEB-SERVICE: POTENTIALS AND APPLICATIONS • Modern Information and Distribution Management for Geospatial Data • Earth Observation Data – Satellite Imagery –Remote Sensing • Delivery of GeoIntel-Products • Civil military Cooperation - Effect Based Operations – Comprehensive Approach – Network Enabled Capabilities Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces* 9.50 SIGNALHORN TRUSTED NETWORKS: ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. • The spoke, bespoke and unspoken: an essential part of your network; tailored, customer- and solution-centric provision; and high-security, mission-critical operations  • Betriebausfallsvers/no-fail business line: LoU insurance and multiprotocol provision  • Trusted Networks: The Values of our Company • Post-delivery: Second and subsequent cycles of service delivery Howard Farr,VP Government and NGO Sales, Signalhorn 10.30 THE USE OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRO-OPTIC SATELLITE IMAGERY FOR AUGMENTING SPACE BASED MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS • Small vessels at sea may not be detectable by current land and space-based approaches with AIS and/or SAR • Space Based Maritime Domain Awareness (SBMDA) is recognized Internationally as mutually beneficial • There is currently no approach or incentive to provide ubiquitous commercial satellite ocean imagery for use in SBMDA • Creation of a Virtual Constellation of Commercial Satellite EO Imagers might provide near-persistent detection and tracking David Neyland, Associate Director, US Office of Naval Research Global 11.10 MORNING COFFEE 11.30 SPACE RADIOFREQUENCY MANAGEMENT • Former Situation (10 years ago) • Up-to-date situation • Threats • Solutions / Answers Captain Alexandre Clairin, CNGF, CIRISI Maisons-Laffitte, French Ministry of Defence 12.00 ESA'S ACTIVITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF SECURITY AND DEFENCE • The European Space Agency • Space for Security and Defence in Europe • The European Institutional Context for Space and Security • ESA’s Activities Related to Security Charlotte Mathieu, EU Relations Office, European Space Agency 12.40 NETWORKING LUNCH 1.40 SPACE: A CONTESTED,CONGESTED,COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT • Space must provide cost effective and resilient situation awareness for the future warfighter • Synergies between space and cyberspace enhance and enable joint and coalition operations • Advanced technologies are focused on integrating and innovating space and cyberspace capabilities across all domains • Adversary threats are growing in quantity and sophistication • Cyberspace is increasingly a warfighting domain • Future space capabilities must be information centric, interdependent and functionally integrated Major General (ret) Kenneth Israel, Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates 2.20 ETHICAL AND LEGAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH MISSILE DEFENCE • Ethical and Legal Challenges Associated with Missile Defence • Ballistic Missile Defence (Boost Phase Intercept / Side Effects of Intercept, particularly in Third States / Peaceful Use of Outer Space / Proportionality Concerns) • Defence against Non-Ballistic Missiles (conventional and different warheads / Urban Warfare = Military Operations in Urban Terrain) • Conclusion: Legitimacy of Missile Defence as an evolving Military Capability Ulf Haeussler, Counsellor, German Ministry of Defence 3.00 MILITARY UTILISATION OF SPACE • The UK Space Operations Coordination Centre; its construct, roles and responsibilities • Space Dependencies, Vulnerabilities and Threats • Space Support to the Warfighter • The Future Squadron Leader David Davenport, Officer Commanding, UK Space Operations Coordination Centre, Royal Air Force 3.40 AFTERNOON TEA 4.00 INTEGRATION OF SPACE ASSETS WITH UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS • Geospatial asset integration for unmanned aircraft operations • Mission profile analysis of space based tools • Satellite based communications • Alternatives to space based assets Major Brad Green, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Officer, United States Marine Corps 4.40 THE NATO SPACE “OPERATIONS ICEBERG” — THE LOOMING DANGER OF A NON-HOLISTIC APPROACH • The ambiguity of conducting space operations without Command & Control of satellites • NATO’s existing doctrine on space • A holistic approach to space operations and the implications to NATO • A possible way ahead Major Steffen Neumann, Space SME- C4ISR Space, JAPCC 5.20 UNDERSTANDING ARMS RACING DYNAMIC IN OUTER SPACE • Issues of Weaponisation & Militarization of Space • Controversial assumptions about arms races in Space • International Relations Theories Guilhem Penent, IFRI Space Policy Program, Institute for strategic research of ‘École Militaire’ (IRSEM) 6.00 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF DAY ONE *Subject to Confirmation Register online at • Alternatively fax your registration to Sponsored by Signalhorn is a global provider of premium network services and communications solutions using terrestrial, satellite, and wireless technologies, with a 40-year history of continuous operations. The services and solutions encompass end-to-end network design and management and include hosting and housing. Enterprise, oil & gas, government, NGO, and maritime customers all rely on the round-the-clock, responsive services and dependable solutions to support mission-critical operations. With proprietary technical centers in Switzerland and Germany, Signalhorn customers benefit from secure and cost-effective connectivity via dozens of satellites and hundreds of points of presence around the globe. SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company's marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. 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  3. 3. MilSpace2014 DAY TWO I 1ST APRIL 2014 8.30 RE- REGISTRATION & COFFEE 9.00 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS Major General (ret) Kenneth Israel, Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates 9.10 THE IMPORTANCE OF HF COMMUNICATIONS IN SUPPORTING MILITARY OPERATIONS • Fundamentals of Ionosonde technology • Space Weather effects on HF Communications in the African environment • The monitor of the Ionosonde to support frequency predictions • Importance of HF Communications in supporting Military Operations Brigadier General Ian Fordred, General Officer Commanding, Command and Management Information Systems Support Foundation, South African National Defence Force 9.50 A PRIVATE MOBILE LTE UNTS/HSPA AND CDMA/EVDO CORE NETWORK SOLUTION FOR NAVAL SATELLITE DATA COVERAGE • LTE solutions for mission critical applications • Private Mobile system • Distribution of Satellite backbone data link • Defence Support to Civilian Authorities Commander Amleto Gabellone, Head of Systems Management Department, Italian Navy CIS Rome Centre 10.30 MORNING COFFEE 10.50 EARTH OBSERVATION AS A KEY ASSET TO SUPPORT EU EXTERNAL ACTION • EU security and defence context • The only EU operational unit in the space and security field: EU satellite Centre • Support to military operations and civilian missions • Possible future of the EU IMINT/ GEOINT Pascal Legai, Deputy Director, European Union Satellite Centre 11.30 MOVING TOWARDS A CYBER-SECURITY POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND SAFE SPACE ENVIRONMENT • The changing view of space cyber security • Raising awareness in the space community about the cybersecurity issue • Establishing elements of a cyber-security policy allowing safe, secure and sustainable space missions Luca Del Monte, Security Strategy Officer, European Space Agency 12.10 NETWORKING LUNCH 1.10 SPACE RESEARCH FOR DEFENCE AND SECURITY • Overview DLR research for defence and security • Examples of Space Applications (Remote Sensing, Communication, etc.) • Dual-Use Aspects • Space Situational Awareness Dr. Ing. Martin Hellmann, Program Coordination Security Research, DLR - German Aerospace Centre 1.50 MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS IN THE GULF OF GUINEA VIA SATELLITE: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS • Nigeria satellites and their capabilities • Challenges hindering satellite applications in the Gulf of Guinea • Prospects of satellite utilisation for maritime awareness in the Gulf of Guinea • Appropriate strategies to mitigate the identified challenges • Use of other global satellites to provide surveillance solutions to complement current maritime awareness efforts in the Gulf of Guinea region Commodore Christian Anuge, Defence Communications, Nigerian Navy 2.30 SMALL COUNTRIES AND THE USAGE OF SPACE • Outlining the threats to small countries • What are the vulnerabilities and where are the opportunities • Space policy • The way ahead, especially for The Netherlands Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Lengkeek, Branch Chief, ISTAR and Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force 3.10 AFTERNOON TEA 3.30 PLUG AND PLAY FOR MILITARY SATELLITES • Rationale for Small Satellites • Rationale for Plug and Play • Responsive Space Capabilities for the Military • NAPA – a Swedish Plug and Play Satellite Demonstrator Dr. Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) 4.10 SSA EFFORTS IN SWEDEN • Short introduction to the current status of space related security issues at FOI • Current SSA projects, with a focus on our SSA instrument in the NAPA3-project • The road ahead for SSA and RSP at FOI Dr. Kristofer Hallgren, Analyst, Defence Analysis, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency 4.50 INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION ON SPACE TRANSPARENCY AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES • The importance of space capabilities in today’s world • The challenges created by an increasingly congested and contested space, environment • Opportunities for international cooperation to respond to these challenges Jaisha Wray, Political Officer, US Embassy 5.30 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 • GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Supported by
  4. 4. MILSPACE 2014 CONFERENCE: 31ST MARCH-1ST APRIL, HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK, LONDON, UK 4 WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE AT POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 EARLY BIRD □ Book by 29th November to receive a £300 discount off the conference price DISCOUNT □ Book by 31st January to receive a £100 discount off the conference price Unique Reference Number Our Reference DELEGATE DETAILS CONFERENCE PRICES Surname: £999.00 + VAT £1198.80 £499.00 + VAT £598.80 I would like to attend: (Please tick as appropriate) Fee □ Conference only LV D-045 £899.00 MILITARY, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR RATE Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. 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