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ESA and Galileo Services to Discuss European GNSS at Military PNT 2020

By Eric Van Rees - 18th February 2020 - 06:08

SMi reports: Taking place in London on 18th – 19th May 2020, the Military PNT conference will feature two briefings dedicated to European GNSS concepts.

On 18th – 19th May 2020, SMi Group’s Military PNT conference will convene in London to discuss satellite navigation technology in depth, highlighting a diverse range of topics such as PNT resilience, legal frameworks, case study analysis on GNSS outages, warfighter navigation requirements, and more.

In recent years, the European GNSS landscape has experienced a period of rapid development. The Galileo constellation was deployed in 2016 and is now starting to reach full operating capability, making it increasingly important in European GNSS.

The European Space Agency’s NAVISP programme has also played an important role in the field, working with European industry to prepare for the changing landscape by developing innovative PNT technologies, and enhancing capabilities in the sector.

Now is an exciting time for European Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

With this in mind, SMi Group are delighted to announce that two briefings from the European Space Agency and Galileo Services will be presented at Military PNT to explore European GNSS concepts:

  1. NAVISP Programme – ESA Engagement with PNT Sectors
  • Aims and ambitions of ESA within the Navigation domain – NAVISP
  • NAVISP: a key enabler for innovation – leveraging information and skills from the ESA GNSS
  • ESA’s work across the PNT value chain: developing infrastructure and R&D for PNT products beyond the H2020 activities and with the aim of creating European PNT industry champions
  • Facilitating the generation of PNT innovation to support evolving user needs

Presented by Dr Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency

2) GNSS Industry Update and Outlook

  • Role of Galileo Services in supporting the provision of the downstream GNSS industry
  • Collaboration with the EU GNSS Agency GSA to develop initiatives such as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)
  • State of the market – a primer on the industries status and outlook moving forward

Presented by Ms Aureline Borel, Permanent Representative, Galileo Services

The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download from the website:

Military PNT Conference
18th – 19th May 2020
London, UK
Gold Sponsor: Lockheed Martin

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or [email protected]

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email [email protected]

About SMi Group:
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