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Nigeria refocuses military space strategy at security forum

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Nigeria will join other countries where military top brass will review the evolving use of space technology in defence activities.[blockquote right=”pull-right”]Commodore Christian Anuge of the Defence Communications, Nigerian Navy is scheduled to address the annual forum that will bring together leading experts in the field of space technology, from global navigation satellite systems, space based ISR and missile defence. [/blockquote]

Organisers announced that the 9th annual MilSpace conference, MilSpace 2014, billed to hold March 31– April 1, 2014 in London, UK is expected to equip attendees with understanding of challenges with maritime domain awareness faced by the Nigerian Armed Forces and how they combat them.

Commodore Christian Anuge of the Defence Communications, Nigerian Navy is scheduled to address the annual forum that will bring together leading experts in the field of space technology, from global navigation satellite systems, space based ISR and missile defence.

The forum will feature over 20 up-to-date presentations from an international panel of speakers and learn how the militarisation of space is evolving; including civil-military cooperation, utilisation of space data, US and European approaches to space operations and the future challenges in doing so.

Nigeria, South Africa and Italy are the new nations that will speak at MilSpace 2014, which will also explore the latest advances in ballistic missile defence, high frequency communication, ISR and earth imaging.

Organisers says the forum will also discuss the utilisation of civilian/military dual-use systems and how this can benefit both parties and also analyse the issues surrounding cyber security in space and satellite systems.

Some other speakers include Commander Amleto Gabellone, Head of Department, Systems Management, Navy CIS Rome Centre, Italian MoD; Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces; Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Lengkeek, Branch Chief ISTAR and Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force; Captain Alexandre Clairin, CNGF, CIRISI Maisons-Laffitte, French MoD and Major Brad Green, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Officer, United States Marine Corps.

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