Brigadier General from the Polish Armed Forces joins the speaker line-up for Global MilSatCom 2015

  • Posted by Sonal Patel
  • July 3, 2015 11:14 AM BST
SMi’s 17th annual conference and exhibition on Global MilSatCom will be taking place on the 3rd - 5th November 2015 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London, UK

SMi are proud to announce Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Chief of Command and Control Directorate – J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces has now joined the speaker line-up for the 17th annual Global MilSatCom conference this November. His presentation will be on “An Overview of the Development of Satellite Communications Capabilities in the Polish Armed Forces”.

Attendees to this year’s conference will benefit from hearing 3 keynote addresses from Commander Ian Pears MBE RN, JFC CAP C4ISR SO1 NETS SVCS, Joint forces Command, UK MoD, Deanna Ryals, Chief,International MILSATCOM, U.S Air force and Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian National Department of Defence.

Commander Ian Pears will be presenting on ‘UK MoD: The Future of Strategic Satcom’. Presentation details will be announced soon.

Deanna Ryals will be presenting on ‘Next Generation MilSatCom: From a U.S. Department of Defence Perspective’. Her address will feature topics such as;

  • U.S. Air Force current and future MILSATCOM architectures
  • Current studies, efforts and results that relate to next generation MILSATCOM concepts
  • Acquisition and technical challenges faced under the current governing policies
  • Open dialogue with the international community about collaborative opportunities in the next generation MILSATCOM arena

Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid will be speaking about ‘Maximising the Capabilities of the Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) Satellite in Order to Provide Multiple Solutions to Current Challenges in the Arctic’. His presentation will look at;

  • An update on the developments of PCW in 2015
  • How the PCW satellite can provide multiple solutions for the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Why there is high potential for allied collaboration on the PCW satellite

To see the full speaker line-up and agenda visit

Key reasons to attend Global MilSatCom:

  • Listen to over 40 key presentations discussing the latest topics on SatCom including: obstacles and benefits of interoperability, SatCom on the move, the need for greater spectrum, eliminating satellite jamming and protected SatCom
  • Learn about collaboration between industry and military on current and future SatCom issues
  • Hear industry-leading presentations from: DGA France, Nigerian Navy, Tanzania People's Defence Force, United States European Command, Bundeswehr, Royal Netherlands Army, Philippine Navy, New Zealand Defence Force, MoD Japan, NATO Communications and Information Agency plus many more
  • Attend 3 interactive workshops hosted by: Hosted Payload Alliance, Surrey Satellite Technologies and The Aerospace Corporation
  • Network with over 400 of the industry’s most senior military figures and the leading SatCom providers all in one place

With the event guaranteed to sell out, those interested in attending are advised to register before 30th September and save £100.

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