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MilSatCom Asia-Pacific - 08/03/2016

Malaysia's recent satellite launch and Indonesia's SatKomHan plans at MilSatCom Asia - Pacific 2016

Space is becoming more apart of modern and political warfare and the current climate is rapidly evolving in Asia-Pacific. Last year Malaysia launched its MilSatCom satellite and Ministry of Defence Indonesia are planning and preparing SatKomHan - A satellite-based communications infrastructure for national security services.

SMi Group reports: Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim, Programme Manager, Ministry of Defence Malaysia and Thomas van der Heyden, Senior Programme Advisor, SatKomHan Programme Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia will meet at the 6th annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific event to discuss SatCom capabilities for effective military communications across Asia-Pacific.

Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim will be presenting on how Malaysians's MilSatCom capabilities have been enhanced since the recent satellite launch. Presentation topics will include:

  • The key specifications and the current status of Malaysian satellite programmes
  • How Malaysia’s first dedicated MilSatCom satellite will transform current capabilities
  • Overcoming recent challenges to ensure effective strategic communications through the satellite
  • The potential for regional cooperation to further develop capabilities
  • To what extent will future requirements be shaped by current operations

Furthermore, Thomas van der Heyden will present his speech on Indonesia – stepping up to satellite based Net-Centric Warfare programme with SatKomHan

Presentation will focus on:

  • SatKomHan - A satellite-based communications infrastructure which will deliver nationwide cyber secure interoperability across all Indonesian Homeland Security Services
  • A review of the technical and operational drivers at the foundation of Indonesian Ministry of Defense’s new satellite programme
  • A perspective on the enormous task of planning and building a total, end-to-end, space and ground segment, mobile satellite service for Indonesian homeland security

This year’s unrivalled speaker line-up also includes:

  • Colonel James Bortee, Chief of 607th Air & Space Operations Center, Osan Air Base, USAF
  • Commodore David Greaves, Commander of Strategic Communications Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence
  • Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick, Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Matthew Child, Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
  • Alexander Jeuck, GM Governments & Institutions Asia Pacific, SES

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Plus two interactive pre-conference workshops:

a) Global Government Payload Exploration for Asia-Pacific (Led by Rich Pang, Hosted Payload Alliance)

b) Bespoke System Solutions for Maritime MILSATCOM Applications ( Led by Wes Schenck, Technical Sales and Special Projects Manager, Cobham SATCOM)

This year’s event is proudly sponsored by: Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, O3b Networks, SES

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or 

For media enquiries, contact Anna Serazetdinova on +44 (0) 207 827 6180 or

MilSatCom Asia-Pacific
26-27 May 2016
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore            
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054
#MilSatComAsia    |   @SMimilsatcom

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