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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

In Defence and Space, Airbus employs more than 38.000 people and in 2016 generated revenues of over 13 billion euro.

Airbus creates innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services for its customers, driving the industry forward.

Airbus united a range of capabilities and skills unrivalled anywhere in the world

  • Europe’s No.1 in defence and space
  • World-leading player in the space industry
  • World-renowned range of products including Ariane launcher.

Airbus Defence and Space specialized in the following areas worldwide:

  • Space Systems
  • Communication, Intelligence and Security
  • Military Aircraft

Airbus Defence and Space activity and industrial cooperation in Russia

Airbus has been developing successful cooperation with Russian space industry for more than 25 years and actively participating in various industrial projects including the following:

-  Launchers

Cooperation in the field of launchers started in the mid-90s by the creation of Europe based joint venture – “Eurockot” GmbH and “Starsem” SAS – both are launch service providers specializing in Russian light (Rockot) and medium (Souyz) launch vehicles.

-  Orbital infrastructure

Airbus DS is the prime contractor for the development and operation of European segment of the International Space Station in close cooperation with Russian companies. It is a joint and successful work of Russian specialists and Airbus DS to create a docking module for the family of ATV cargo ships.

-   Space equipment

In 2001 Airbus Defence and Space started participating in several equipment sales campaigns for Russian satellite prime contractors.

In 2005 – establishing of a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and Russian Space Systems - “Synertech” LLC - for the purpose of localization and delivery of reliable satellite equipment for Russian civil space programs.

-   Satellites

In 2008 Airbus DS signed a contract for the delivery of the most powerful by that time telecommunication satellite to the “Russian Satellite Communication Company” followed by the contracts for another three satellites. This milestone significantly straightened cooperation with Russian space industry and resulted in the creation of joint venture with RSC “Energia” – “Energia Satellite technology”.

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).
SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (Video, Enterprise, Mobility and Government). It provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions, and businesses worldwide.
SES’s portfolio includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) television reach in Europe, and O3b Networks, a global managed data communications service provider. Another SES subsidiary, MX1, is a leading media service provider and offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services.
Further information available at: www.ses.com

Bronze Sponsors
ABS is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world. ABS offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.
ABS operates seven satellites in orbit: ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3, ABS-3A, ABS-4, ABS-6 and ABS-7.  The satellite fleet covers 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia. ABS plans to add more satellites over the next 3-4 years to its growing fleet.
Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa, , Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. ABS is majority owned by the Permira funds which are advised by European Private Equity Firm Permira.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for broadband satellite-based communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment with an increased focus on the HTS and consumer broadband markets. Gilat offers a comprehensive range of terminals for all types and applications including: consumers, enterprise, cellular backhaul, trunking and mobility. Gilat also provides network operation services and full turn key projects including installation, operation and support.
During the company’s existence over 1,3 million VSATs were shipped. Satellite operators, enterprises and service providers in more than 90 countries use efficient and reliable Gilat satellite-based connectivity solutions. Nowadays, HTS networks in Europe, Asia, and Latin America have been deployed on the basis of the company’s innovative SkyEdge II-c system.   In addition, Gilat holds a leading position in the manufacture of antennas and networks for broadband satellite on the move, for cars, planes, trains, boats, etc.

Gilat has been operating in Russia since 2000 through a fully operating subsidiary company called Gilat Satellite Networks (Eurasia) LLC with an office in Moscow. Gilat’s full operating company in Russia is staffed with a highly professional team of specialists in sales, installation services, after sales support, technical support and repair of VSAT equipment. For many years Gilat equipment has been used by the key Russian telecommunication companies. Gilat’s full operating company in Russia enables us to provide sales in rubles, installation and commissioning services, networks management, technical support, repair of equipment and training of specialists. For more information, please visit our website at www.gilat.com


Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

Ingosstrakh Public Joint-Stock Insurance Company has been working on both the international and the domestic market since 1947. It is one of the most famous all-in-one insurance companies operating at the federal level.

Ingosstrakh Company offers a full range of traditional insurance services. The Company is authorized to render all types of insurance services (in accordance with the insurance company specialization) specified in cl. 32.9 of the Insurance Law of the Russian Federation, as well as reinsurance services.

High financial and economic indicators and considerable level of transparency of Ingosstrakh Company are certified by Standard&Poors's international rating agency and Russian RA Ekspert agency.

Among Ingosstrakh's clients and partners are major Russian and foreign banks, industrial enterprises, representative offices of foreign companies, governmental and business entities. The company maintains contractual business relations with over 500 insurance and reinsurance companies all over the world.

Ingosstrakh's services are available all over the territory of the Russian Federation due to an extensive regional network comprising 83 branches. Ingosstrakh is liable to its clients for the full amount of possible losses thanks to its high financial stability, considerable amount of internal funds and reliable reinsurance programs. Ingosstrakh policy is recognized in over 130 countries.

License of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation SL No. 0928 of September 23, 2015, SI No. 0928 of September 23, 2015, OS No. 0928 - 02 of September 23, 2015, OS No. 0928 - 03 of September 23, 2015, OS No. 0928 - 04 of September 23, 2015, OS No. 0928 - 05 of September 23, 2015, PS No. 0928 of September 23, 2015.

e-mail: ingos@ingos.ru 

Thales Alenia Space brings over 40 years of experience to the design, integration, testing and operation of innovative space systems for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Thales Alenia Space has built up unrivaled expertise in dual (civil-military) missions, constellations, flexible high-throughput payloads, altimetry, meteorology, and high-resolution radar and optical observation, as well as space exploration. The company capitalizes on its strong legacy, while also making innovation a key to its strategy. By offering a continuous stream of new products and expanding its global footprint, Thales Alenia Space has established its leadership in today’s fast-evolving space sector. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues exceeding 2.4 billion euros in 2016  and has 7,980  employees in nine countries. www.thalesaleniaspace.com.

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Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

VT iDirect is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable partners to optimize networks, differentiate services and expand businesses. Our product portfolio, branded as iDirect, combines innovative technology and solutions to support all networking requirements for bandwidth, location, satellite frequency, topology or application.

Our technology is a key driver in evolving the VSAT market; iDirect changed the market by transforming the business proposition for operators, lowering TCO and raising operating efficiencies.

Now the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer, iDirect is the leader in key industries including maritime, mobility, military/government and satellite backhaul.

Providing capacity on 39 satellites with coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of leading world satellite operators, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications. Eutelsat is broadcasting over 6300 television channels for the audience of 1 billion of viewers. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

EASTAR is a Russian developer and manufacturer of satellite networking equipment. The company was founded in 2005 with the purpose of development and production of modern satellite communication systems. EASTAR created and constantly develops an unique VSAT platform UHP (Universal Hardware Platform), intended for the construction of satellite networks and communication channels of any topology. Innovative UHP VSAT platform has a huge number of competitive advantages that has allowed this technology to take its rightful place in the world market of satellite communications. A product portfolio includes a full range of hardware and software, including central and subscriber stations, control and network management system. The equipment is manufactured in Russia and Germany. There are above 150 networks have been already deployed in 40 countries worldwide. UHP equipment is certified in Russia, the European Union and in other countries.
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Iridium Communications LLC is a Russian company licensed to provide Iridium services within Russia. Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next- generation network — Iridium NEXT. Working in close collaboration with prime contractor Thales Alenia Space, and launch provider SpaceX, Iridium is on track to fully replace its current satellite constellation and continues to achieve key milestones in its comprehensive plan for funding, building and launching Iridium NEXT by the end of 2017.

X SAT FZE Group (www.xsat.global) is a UAE-based company with over 15 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry (Mobile and Satellite). We can help you stay online, literally, everywhere.

Do you operate off-shore or out-of-reach areas? We will assist you with the satellite communications such as, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. And if you are engaged in a long-term project using VSAT services, we will help you find the best solution utilizing the most cost-effective satellite capacity that fits your budget.

Over 100 completed projects in Middle East and Africa give us local knowledge and know-how that enables us to deliver with confidence.

Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company - the Russian leader in creation of spacecrafts of communication, telecasting, relaying, navigation, geodesy. Long-term experience of design activity, modern production and experimental base, application of advanced technologies, highly skilled personnel – all this allows the enterprise to turn out products conforming to the international standards of quality and reliability. In 55 years specialists of the company have created more than 1200 spacecrafts, over 40 space systems and complexes are put into operation. Now 2/3 orbital groups of Russia are satellites of development and production of JSC ISS.

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) and the Globalized Network deliver the reach, performance and flexibility required to open profitable new markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most secure and reliable communications anywhere in the world. Envision the impossible. Connect without boundaries. Transform the ways in which we live.

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