MilSatCom MEA to focus on regional military needs for satellite connectivity

by Staff Reporter | January 31st, 2013

Robert Demers, VP, government services, Thuraya Telecommunications Company

MilSatCom Middle East & Africa 2013 will take place on the 25 – 27 February 2013 in Dubai, UAE; bringing together the government, military and industry satcom experts from within the Middle East and Africa region.

The three-day event will feature presentations focusing on regional programmes, hosted payloads, MilSatCom solutions, international cooperation, pooling commercial and military assets, satcom delivery and strategy, satcom for UAVs and development of satellite technologies in the MEA region

Brought to you by SMi Group, the organisers of Global MilSatCom, the three-day event will feature presentations focusing on regional programmes, hosted payloads, MilSatCom solutions, international cooperation, pooling commercial and military assets, satcom delivery and strategy, satcom for UAVs and development of satellite technologies in the MEA region. Alongside the event, attendees will also have the chance to attend a post-conference site visit to Sharjah Primary Gateway and Thuraya HQ, on the 27 February 2013.

The latest security and communications challenges faced by one of the world’s most forward-moving markets will reportedly be addressed by a line-up of key military figures. Key presentations will be led by representatives from the Qatar Armed Forces, Nigerian Air Force, Pakistan Police Force, UK MoD, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) Egypt and European Defence Agency.

According to Dale Butler, SMi Group’s Managing Director, “The Global MilSatCom event has developed into a truly global forum, attracting attendees from over 30 countries and every continent. The success of the London conference and exhibition has led to the launch of regionally focused events including MilSatCom Asia starting three years ago in Singapore and now Dubai. As one of the world’s most forward-moving markets, we are extremely excited by the opportunity to launch this event in the Middle East.”

Thuraya, the lead sponsor for the event, will be joined by AGi, Eutelsat, Harris Caprock, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Spacex and Space Systems / Loral. Astrium has also signed up and will sponsor a post-conference reception.

According to Robert Demers, Thuraya’s Vice President of Government Services, “Thuraya has been a global satcom technology innovator and provider since 1997. We understand the specific requirements of our defence and security clients and work closely with them to provide reliable, dependable, high quality voice and data solutions. By sponsoring events such as Global MilSatCom, we can provide our customers and industry experts with a forum to meet and discuss trends, technological advancements and future requirements. This is in line with Thuraya’s mission to provide the best technologies and services to our customers.”

For further information, visit www.milsatcom-mea.com.

 

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