Air Commodore Garry Porter, Former Assistant Director Transformation, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre to Chair 9th Annual Military Satellites

By Defence Iq, PRNE
Monday, June 13, 2011

LONDON, June 14, 2011 -

Air Commodore Garry Porter is to chair the 9th Annual
Military Satellites
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conference being held in London on 12th-14th July 2011. 

‘Having presented in 2009 and chaired last year’s Conference, I
can genuinely recommend Military Satellites 2011.  If you are
in the military space business and want to know what is happening
in the UK, the USA, Europe, and further afield from an operational,
organisational and industrial perspective, this is definitely the
place to be.’

He will be joined by other keynote speakers including:

  • Brigadier General Yves Arnaud, Commander, French
    Joint Space Command
  • Brigadier General Lucio Bianchi, National Armaments
    Directorate, Italian MoD
  • Brigadier General James Heywood, Director of
    Requirements, US Air Force Space Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Olaf Holzhauer, German Space
    Situational Awarness Centre, German MoD  
  • Major Phillip Verroco, C4ISTAR Branch, NATO Joint Air
    Power Competence Centre
  • Dr Jim Lyke, Technical Adviser, US Air Force Research

The Military Satellite speakers will join Heads of ISTAR,
Heads of Space Policy and Space Policy Advisors to discuss up to
date analysis of the latest developments in military space, with in
depth and detailed focus on the following areas:

  • Space Situational Awareness, with double briefings from the
    German MoD and German Aerospace Centre that will provide in depth
    analysis of German SSA capability and technology
  • Assured access to space, the establishment of global norms and
    the potential implications of the emergence of new space nations
    including examination of the UK aspect of Multi-National Experiment
  • US space policy with briefings from Air Force Space Command and
    PEO Space Systems on the Space Fence and capability requirements
    for the future of a military space
  • Programme updates from the French Space Command, Nigerian Space
    Agency, Israeli Air Force, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
    and the Italian MoD

The full Military Satellites programme is available
to download from the event website: href="">

The 9th Annual Military Satellites ( href="">
will bring together key military and government decision makers
from across the world and provides an opportunity to interact with
the UK and European space industry and gain a greater understanding
of the role of industry in driving technological development.

Notes to Editors

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library features complimentary reports, articles and

The 9th Annual Military Satellites will be held from
12th-14th July 2011 at America Square Conference Centre,
London, United Kingdom - the conference programme is
available for download at href="">

Contact details - +44(0)20-7368-9300, email:


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