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MilSatCom Asia Pacific - 14/02/2017

Japan Discuss Space Security Following First Satellite Launched

Japanese Cabinet Office will discuss future plans for Japan’s space diplomacy and space security at MilSatCom Asia Pacific, taking place on 15-16 May in Singapore.

Following their first military satellite launched on January 24th, Japan is ready to share their upcoming plans regarding space diplomacy and security.

Speaking at SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference this May, Colonel Shinichiro Tsui and Dr Hiroshi Yamakawa from Japanese Cabinet Office will be discussing Japan's space diplomacy with a focus on enhancing space security as well as developing regional cooperation.

Colonel Tsui will address the increasing use of outer space for both civil and security applications and how advancement of space technology can help to enhance assets.  He will also talk about the importance of promoting international cooperation including capacity building. Details about the future of space policy for the Japanese MoD and government will also be reviewed.

Dr Yamakawa’s talk will outline the key aims and focuses of the Space Security Working Group and discuss sustainable development. Effective utilisation of space and the importance of stable use of outer space for allied forces in the Asia-Pacific region will also be explored.

Firmly established as the leading conference for SatCom and communication experts, MilSatcom Asia Pacific will take place on the 15th-16th May 2017, at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on developing strategic space programmes and space security, the 2017 show invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of satellite for effective military communications across Asia Pacific.

Notable presenters include Republic of Korea Armed Forces Military, U.S. Air Force, Indian Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Japanese Cabinet Office, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Indonesia Maritime Studies, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, GAPSAT.

The 7th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, taking place on the 17th May, 2017.

Attending the event enables you to meet, network and hear about the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programs from leading nations within the Asia Pacific region, as well as learning how satellite capabilities are effectively used in times of peace as well as war.  Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programs in the Asia-Pacific region, and discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation effectively.

Attendees for the 2016 show includes: Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Data Device Corporation, DSO National Labs, DSTA, Embassy of Romania, Eutelsat Asia , FMV, ILS, Intelsat General Corporation, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Kratos Networks, MCC Corporation, Philippine Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, SaMS, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore MoD, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S Embassy In Singapore, ViaSat, Inc., Zodiac Data Systems and much more...

For those looking to attend, there is S$300 early bird offer available online ending on 28th February 2017.

Further information is available at

7th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific
15th – 16th May 2017
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore 
Sponsored by Hughes

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