Late last month, members of the SES Government Solutions team, VP of Business Development, Chris Kinman, and Senior Director of Integrated Development, Randy Bland, had the opportunity to attend the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) and speak with SOFIC TV about innovations in the satellite industry, and how those innovations can benefit U.S. Special Operations Forces.
For those unfamiliar with SOFIC, it’s one of the largest and more widely attended conferences for decision makers and senior leaders in the Special Operations community. It gives these military leaders an opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and interact and engage with industry leaders to learn about new technologies that can increase the capability and effectiveness of America’s special forces.
During the conference, members of SOFIC TV approached Randy and Chris to discuss how SES’s constellations of 56 GEO satellites and 16 MEO satellites can be utilized within the Special Forces community, and to explain some of the different use cases for commercial SATCOM in the military.
During their conversation, they discussed the differences between MEO and GEO satellites, the disparate ways satellite is enabling the warfighter and even delved into a new public/private partnership between SES and the Government of Luxemburg.
Here is a look at what Chris and Randy had to say:
To learn more about the ways that commercial satellite services are being used within the military, click on the following resources: