The World's Premier Military Rotorcraft ForumNow in its 16th year, the International Military Helicopter Conference will gather Chiefs of Staff, Commanders, Enginners, Programme Managers and leading industry representatives from across the rotary and broader defence communities to take an in-depth, critical view of the current and future role and capabilities of military helicopters.
Since our last meeting in January 2016, Heads of State and Government of the member countries of NATO met in Warsaw to set out common strategic objectives and measure existing and emerging threats for the years ahead. What came out of this summit was a broad and complex mission set, addressing both conventional territorial conflicts in Europe and East Asia, and more hybrid but equally threatening security crises in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Regardless of environment or adversary, the helicopter will remain a critical asset to nations in the international security and peacekeeping community.
Debates around major new acquisition programmes, such as Future Vertical Lift, survivability and training will continue to play an important role in the helicopters community, and the 2017 event will provide a vital platform for commanders and operators who can offer their guidance and expertise as we continue to contend with this complex operating environment.
Senior Speaker Panel For 2017 included:
Hours Reserved For Networking
Experts From the Global Military Helicopter Community will Lead Discussions on:
Recent acquisition and modernisation programmes to maintain the lifecycle of army, air force and naval aviation helicopter fleets
Anti-submarine warfare and multirole helicopters – the challenges for managing multiple serviceability lifelines
Tactical data link systems, BLoS communications and open architecture requirements to better integrate complex avionics systems
Rotary strike, precision weapons and directed energy technology
Training & Simulation – cost effective solutions for helicopter pilots and the challenges for maintaining a combat-ready helicopter force
Next Generation technologies – from 3D printing and the future of MRO to manned-unmanned teaming and aerial refuelling
Aircraft survivability and self-protection upgrades - how to better protect the helicopter pilot against a more sophisticated adversary stockpile
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Next-Generation Military Helicopters: The Blueprint
As far as rotary-wing aircraft go, there are few assets more desirable to almost any military in the modern world. Owing to their ability to carry