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MilSatCom APAC - 05/05/2016

An update from ASEAN countries

Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) Philippines, Indonesia Institute for Maritime Studies will meet in Singapore this May to discuss current and future MilSatCom requirements and how these are being satisfied.

The 6th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference will be returning to Singapore on 26th – 27th May 2016. For those who are interested in attendance – registration will be closing in 3 weeks.

Thomas van der Heyden, Senior Programme Advisor, SatKomHan Programme Office, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia will be presenting on: “Indonesia – Setting up to satellite based net-centric warfare programme with SatKomHan”.

Thomas van der Heyden will discuss SatKomHan – a satellite-based communications infrastructure which will deliver nationwide cyber secure interoperability across all Indonesian Homeland Security Services. He will provide a review of the technical and operational drivers at the foundation of Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s new satellite programme.

Also, Dr Sang-Ryool Lee, Director of GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Programme Office, Korea Aerospace Research Institute will be speaking on: “How GK2 (GEO-KOMPSAT-2) program is ensuring COMS follow-on mission in Korea”.

Dr Sang-Ryool Lee will be discussing the main objectives of GK2 and how to overcome the main challenges of hosted payloads to ensure effective efficiency.

Furthermore, information security and government system planning will be presented by Brigadier General (Ret’d) Nicolas Ojeda, Deputy Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) Philippines.

Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, President, Indonesia Institute for Maritime Studies will be speaking on: “The use of satellite and space-based assets to ensure the security of sea lanes of communication in South East Asia”.

The unrivalled speaker line up and confirmed attendees for the 6th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference include:

Airbus Defence and Space, U.S. Department of Defense, DSO National Labs, EurAsian Technology Holdings, Eutelsat, Eutelsat Asia, Global VSAT Forum, Indonesia Maritime Studies, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office), INTELSAT General, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, KARI, KomleK, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia,  New Zealand Defence Force, O3b Networks, Rohde & Schwarz, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), SaMS, SES GLOBAL, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, United Nations-UN, US Air Force, Zodiac Data Systems and many more.

For more information or to register please visit:, alternatively contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

MilSatCom Asia-Pacific is sponsored by: Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, 03b Networks and SES

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