05 - 07 February, 2019 | Park Plaza London Victoria, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 1

9:00 am - 9:05 am IQPC WELCOME REMARKS

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command,
United States Army

9:20 am - 9:50 am AN UPDATE ON THE FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT PROGRAMME

Brigadier General Walter Rugen - Director Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army
·         Defining the challenges of 2030. How will FVL respond to these?
·         Delivering the capability based on improvement within key performance parameters
·         Early engagement with bidding parties and addressing challenges in the prototype phase 
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Brigadier General Walter Rugen

Director Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
US Army

9:50 am - 10:20 am THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY’S CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE ON ITS MULTI-ROLE HELCIOPTER (MRH) AND ARMED RECONNAISSANCE HELICOPTER (ARH) CAPABILITY

Brigadier General Jeremy King - Acting Head Helicopter Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group,, Department of Defence, Australia
·         The challenges and historical perspective associated with both platforms
·         A contemporary perspective.
o   Composite Amphibious Rotary Wing Capabilities – a new capability for the ADF.
·         Where to for the future?
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Brigadier General Jeremy King

Acting Head Helicopter Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group,
Department of Defence, Australia

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

·         Rotary-wing assets in supporting European deterrence posturing
·         Current requirements of the German Army, focusing on the acquisition of light armoured helicopters
·         Matching simulation assets with machines in service
·         What role will rotary assets play in the German Army of 2032?
·         Addressing electronic warfare threats in the future battlespace
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Major General Andreas Marlow

Commander, Rapid Forces Division
Bundeswehr

·         Delivery of the UK Military Flying Training System and its role in supporting readiness across the JHC
·         Interoperability challenges and collective missions in NATO
·         The future in unmanned rotorcraft for the MOD
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Air Commodore Al Smith

Capability Air Manoeuvre
Joint Helicopter Command

·         Use of helicopters in degraded or no-visual environments
·         Obstacle avoidance in low level flights
·         Future helicopter weapons systems: What should attack and utility helicopters possess?
·         Crew mission debriefing and information sharing
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Brigadier General Nir Nin-Nun

IAF OfficerHead of the Air Support and Helicopter Division
Israeli Air Force

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm INCREASING SURVIVABILITY IN THE FUTURE BATTLESPACE

John Bowker, - Team Leader – Survivability,, Dstl
·         What challenges will affect survivability in the future battlespace?
·         Working with industry to define challenges
·         Electronic warfare: Developing self-protection suites in the rotary domain
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John Bowker,

Team Leader – Survivability,
Dstl

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·         The acquisition of 28 NH90 helicopters
·         Ongoing requirements for in-service support
·         Meeting Qatar's demanding operational requirements for decades to come, both in troop transport and naval missions
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Major General Mohammed A. Al-Mannai

Military and Security Affairs Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Affairs
Qatar

·         Defining the requirements for future technology enabled military helicopter capabilities
·         The integrations of RWUAS & MUM-T assets
·         Future projects for integrated sustainment
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Layne B. Merritt

Deputy Director
Aviation Development Directorate Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm THE CH-53K KING STALLION: THE US' MOST POWERFUL HELICOPTER

Colonel Jack Perrin - Program Manager, PMA-261 H53 Heavy Lift Helicopters, U.S. Marine Corps
·         Firsthand description of the CH-53K's enhanced capabilities
·         Overview of the game changing technology that makes the CH-53K a safe and unmatched helicopter
·         Highlight of recent test achievements and upcoming program milestones
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Colonel Jack Perrin

Program Manager, PMA-261 H53 Heavy Lift Helicopters
U.S. Marine Corps

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command,
United States Army

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ICEBREAKER NETWORKING RECEPTION PARK PLAZA HOTEL, VICTORIA