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Mike Blefko, VP of Strategy and Product Development
SES Government Solutions

Mike Blefko joined SES Government Solutions in November of 2015. He primarily works on O3b business opportunities for SES GS for the US Government. His career spans many facets of satellite and communications. Highlights include Northrop Grumman section leader working on a $500M NYC wireless network, Advanced Wireless Antennas LLC antenna company entrepreneur, SATCOM systems engineering lead, wireless designer, and antenna designer. He has contributed to satellite, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Mic­rowave antenna and RF networks that benefit Department of Defense – SOCOM, CENTCOM, AFRICOM, PACOM, DTS-PO, Intelligence, Homeland Security, public safety, civil communications networks, and government municipalities.

Mike is well versed at SATCOM and wireless products and networks design. He is Shipley proficient and a systems engineering disciple. Projects in which he has had a major role include O3b high throughput low latency Gbps services to austere locations for the USG – actually deploying to locations in Iraq, and Africa to perform installations and demonstrations, NYC Private wireless network covering all of NYC with 2 Mbps in the five boroughs, SPAWAR SOFTACS Deployable Node-Medium (SDN-M) baseband terminal engineer for USG tactical comms, Navy CBSP maritime SSV and ULV terminal designer, DoD microsat engineer and salesperson at X, Ku and Ka bands, ORBCOMM Low Earth Orbit designer and earth station Gateway installer at UHF, Corpus Christi municipal Wi-Fi designer and deployment engineer, Texas Department of Public Safety Data and Voice network featuring interoperable voice networks over CISCO solutions, and Secondary Surveillance Radar antenna designer and field engineer for FAA landing system.

Mike combines business development experience, with systems engineering training, and antenna design background to grasp and present complex systems for the benefit of federal, state, and local customers.

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