A collection of slides from Colonel Geoff Cary QBE's conference presentation about SKYNET 5 operational overview for military application is given... military communication - satellite communication - SKYNET 5 - operational overview - global communication services - satellite communication - HF coverage - military application
MARITIME TERMINALS SCOT 5 Replace existing SCOT Terminals with SCOT 5 for ships plus Training and Reference System, Commencing Nov 03 and completed Oct 06 CVS LPD(R) LPH T22 T23 AOR SKYNET 5 MARITIME BASEBAND (SMB) Fitted to ships above.
LAND / AIR Terminals
REACHER - MEDIUM
INFRASTRUCTURE - IRAQ
MOBILES - IRAQ
INFRASTRUCTURE - AFGHANISTAN
INMARSAT & IRIDIUM
INMARSAT – Managed service achieved. IRIDIUM – Managed service within 12 months ? (sets from 7 suppliers currently)
PARTNERSHIP & INNOVATION 1 – The third satellite 2 – TALON capability gap filler
TALON - AFGHANISTAN
PARTNERSHIP & INNOVATION 3 – Small terminals
PARTNERSHIP & INNOVATION 4 – Information Dissemination System
Buying a Service – an operator’s perspective
Ownership is nothing – capability is everything.
Does the service deliver? – The required range of SATCOM capability. – Equipment in sufficient quantity. – The right communications services. – Support that can be relied on. – Training that delivers independence. – Assurance that the service will be available.
Is the Service responsive and accountable? – Addressing poor service. – Delivering new services.
A Policy Framework
Commercial realities: – It’s the contract stupid. – Exclusive Market Definition. – Single source with some exceptions.
New MOD Policy: – MILSATCOM vs COMSATCOM – Early entry and warfighting operations. – The transition to peacekeeping. – Addressing resilience and redundancy. – The primacy of the operational commander.
Assurance – the MILSATCOM premium
MOD Policy – assured access to Space.
High Assurance delivered by guaranteed service levels: – Hardened, advanced SKYNET 5 satellites. – Anti-jam modem. – Pre-emptive restoration. – Redundancy. – Assured capacity. – Response to stress. – Terminal availability.
COMMERCIAL SATCOM – balance the risks
The attractions of commercial SATCOM – Global Mobile SATCOM Services. – Capacity – when available. – Satellite and technology refresh rate. – Size (which does matter!)
But assurance……. – Response to stress ? – Sovereignty ? – Pre-emption ? – Security ?