Speaker Line-Up for Military PNT 2021 Announced


SMi Group are delighted to announce that the Military PNT conference will return for its second year on 17th – 18th May 2021, and will once again take place online as a virtual event.

This two-day event will provide a holistic overview of military PNT technology and assess the future of PNT for the warfighter. Key topics for the conference will include: GPS, Alternative PNT, PNT resilience, multi-sensor integration, warfighter navigation requirements, and much more.

The conference will also provide the opportunity for delegates to network virtually with first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures within the field.

Interested parties can register for the conference at: http://www.militarypnt.com/armadapr1.

SMi Group are pleased to share the speaker line-up for Military PNT 2021, which consists of representatives from the UK, USA, Australia, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and more:


  • Commander Jason Strutt, SO1 Space, UK STRATCOM
  • Senior Representative, UK Space Agency
  • Mr Simon Machin, Space Weather Programme Manager, UK Met Office
  • Dr Leon Lobo, Head of the National Timing Centre NPL, National Physical Laboratory


  • Mr Willie Nelson (SES), Director, A-PNT Cross Functional Team, US Army
  • Brigadier General Steven J. Butow, Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, US DoD
  • Colonel Ryan Colburn, Director Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever, Commander 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Space Force
  • Mr Del Champ, Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Lead, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kai Thompson, Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Deputy Lead, US Space Force
  • Captain Mike Telcide, Chief Partnership PNT Program Manager, SMC, US Space Force
  • Dr Adam Schofield, Senior Scientific Technical Manager for PNT, C5ISR Center, US Army


  • Dr Kogre, National Security Space Section, Japanese National Space Policy Secretariat/ Cabinet Office
  • Commander Cath Gordon, Deputy Director NAVWAR and PNT, Defence Space Directorate, Australian Defence Force
  • Commander Giancarlo Melicchio, GNSS Section Head, Italian Defence General Staff
  • Commandant Marina Ballanger, Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA
  • Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila, Space and Cyber Systems Branch, Spanish MoD
  • Ms Helene Gautier, Head of Navigation System and Projects Unit, CNES
  • Mr Alexander Rugamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

To view the full agenda and learn more, interested parties can visit: http://www.militarypnt.com/armadapr1.