Conference Day 1
9:00 am - 9:15 am IQPC WELCOME REMARKS
9:15 am - 9:30 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKSLieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired) - Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command, United States Army
9:30 am - 10:10 am AN UPDATE ON THE FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT PROGRAMMEBrigadier 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
Brigadier General Walter RugenDirector Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
10:10 am - 10:50 am THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY’S CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE ON ITS MULTI-ROLE HELCIOPTER (MRH) AND ARMED RECONNAISSANCE HELICOPTER (ARH) CAPABILITYBrigadier 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?
Brigadier General Jeremy KingActing Head Helicopter Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group,
Department of Defence, Australia
10:50 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 am - 12:10 pm THE ROLE OF ROTARY IN 2032Major General Andreas Marlow - Commander, Rapid Forces Division Bundeswehr
· 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
Major General Andreas MarlowCommander, Rapid Forces Division
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm DRIVING DEVELOPMENT AT JHCAir Commodore Al Smith - Capability Air Manoeuvre Joint Helicopter Command
· 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
Air Commodore Al SmithCapability Air Manoeuvre
Joint Helicopter Command
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm INCREASING SURVIVABILITY IN THE FUTURE BATTLESPACEJohn 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
John Bowker,Team Leader – Survivability,
2:40 pm - 3:20 pm CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: SUPPORTING MULTINATIONAL OPERATIONSMajor Dana "Finkle" Howe, - AH-1Z Instructor Pilot, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One
· Common Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).
· Challenges for coalition CAS employment
· Joint and Allied interaction and training.
· Operational perspectives on H-1 CAS employment.
· Considerations for future CAS execution.
· MAWTS-1 and WTI
Major Dana "Finkle" Howe,AH-1Z Instructor Pilot,
Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE – HELICOPTER VISION TO 2030Brigadier General Nin Nun - IAF OfficerHead of the Air Support and Helicopter Division Israeli Air Force
· 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
Brigadier General Nin NunIAF OfficerHead of the Air Support and Helicopter Division
Israeli Air Force
4:40 pm - 5:20 pm TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED MILITARY HELICOPTER CAPABILITIES FOR THE FUTURELayne B. Merritt - Deputy Director Aviation Development Directorate Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
· Defining the requirements for future technology enabled military helicopter capabilities
· The integrations of RWUAS & MUM-T assets
· Future projects for integrated sustainment
Layne B. MerrittDeputy Director
Aviation Development Directorate Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center