Subscribe Free
in Defence / Space / Events

Middle East Military Space Symposium launching at Milsatcom Middle East Conference

Posted 5 February 2015 · Add Comment

Military and industry leaders from the global space and defence industries will come together in Abu Dhabi this month at the 4th Milsatcom Middle East Conference, to discuss the key issues affecting national space strategy, security and infrastructure at the inaugural Middle East Military Space Symposium.

Taking place on 26 February as part of the 4th Milsatcom Middle East Conference, the Symposium will explore the role of modern militaries in securing the space domain, and address other strategic issues such as the importance of a UAE national space security policy, industry governance and space exploration.

Securing national space assets and infrastructure is a significant concern for international military forces today. In the UAE, securing vital national infrastructure including communication networks, banking, space-enabled navigation and ground based infrastructure is imperative to the nation’s sovereignty and military capabilities.

The event, hosted at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi, will explore the role of modern militaries in securing the space domain, and address other strategic issues such as the importance of a UAE national space security policy, industry governance and space exploration.

A host of high profile speakers have already been confirmed representing the UAE Space Agency; Royal Airforce, UK; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, USA; and Secure World Foundation.

"All of us with rigorous military training in our backgrounds will need to recognize that the future of security in space will be increasingly complex and multilateral,” commented Dr. Michael K. Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation. “The industry should strive to create comprehensive security strategies in line with robust industry standards. The Middle East Military Space Symposium, as part of Milsatcom Middle East, is the perfect platform to discuss this matter and shape industry best practice.”

“Space has proven to be critical to defence operations, especially when dealing with advanced adversaries, denied regions and challenging time constraints,” added Mark Valerio, Vice President, General Manager, Military Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. “Capabilities based on military requirements appropriately tailored to regional demands and budgets are available in protected communications, early warning, and augmented navigation."

A particular focus topic of the Symposium will be the importance of cross-industry and international collaboration in achieving effective Space Situational Awareness (SSA) – the understanding of activities into, through and from space.

The session, led by the UK’s Royal Airforce, will explore current military, civil and commercial collaborations for increasing SSA and the requirement for space traffic management to assure future access to space for all nations.

"SSA is the foundation of all space related operations. Without it there is no space security,” commented Sqr Ldr Ralph Dinsley from Royal Airforce, UK. “ Developing real SSA is an extremely expensive task requiring the accumulation of a vast amount of experience and resources and is well beyond the capabilities of any one nation alone. Truly understanding the vulnerabilities and threats of space operations is a global undertaking which requires organisations to work closely together to ensure the future of assured access to space."

Milsatcom Middle East is an invitation-only briefing taking place on 24 and 25 February at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi. The event is organised by Streamline Marketing Group and sponsored by Yahsat, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Airbus Defence & Space and Thales among others.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates and Qantas to renew their vows

Emirates and Qantas are hoping to continue their special relationship and have applied to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to renew their alliance.

EAG launches second Fikra University project

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched its Fikra University project for 2017. Fikra University is a competition which aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation with students across the UAE.

Inzpire delivers cyber, UAS and ISR training to Royal Jordanian Air Force's new ISR wing

Inzpire's training experts have recently delivered tailored Cyber, Intelligence, Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) training courses to a cohort of Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF)

AJW Group announces Tom De Geytere as chief sales officer

AJW Group has announced the promotion of Tom De Geytere to Chief Sales Officer to support its fast-growing business.

Flitetec launching new products at Dubai Airshow

UK-based aircraft interiors company, Flitetec, is set for the global launch of new products when it attends its first Dubai Airshow next month (12 to 16 November).

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A330neo first flight test

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today.

Kuwait Aviation SK1909310118
See us at
AIME BT1204240118Aviation Show 267291117Aviation Africa BT18418DASAS BT3006161117DIAC BT1105121117DAS BT1105161117AIMA Africa 2017Global Aerospace BT28218