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

Conference Day 1

9:00 am - 9:15 am IQPC WELCOME REMARKS

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

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

9:30 am - 10:10 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

10:10 am - 10:50 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

10:50 am - 11:30 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

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 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

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: SUPPORTING MULTINATIONAL OPERATIONS

Major 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 
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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

·         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 Nin Nun

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

·         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

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

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

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ICEBREAKER NETWORKING RECEPTION PARK PLAZA HOTEL, VICTORIA