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

Conference Day 2

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

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

·         Cuts to the defence budget are causing the irreparable loss of helicopter flying skills
·         Adopting strategies to retain pilot capabilities
·         Approaches to minimise risks of platform failure
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Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Director General,
Defence Safety Authority, United Kingdom MOD

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Major General William K. Gayler

Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker,
U.S. Army

10:10 am - 10:40 am THE ROLE OF ROTARY ASSETS IN DELIVERING A RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Major General Christian Drouin, - Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division,, Royal Canadian Air Force
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Major General Christian Drouin,

Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division,
Royal Canadian Air Force

10:40 am - 11:10 am THE REDEVELOPMENT OF DUTCH ROTARY WING CAPABILITIES

Air Commodore Robert Adang - Commander Defence, Helicopter Command,, Dutch Air Force
·         Upgrades of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache en CH-47 Chinook helicopters
·         Developing future-proof operational concepts and capabilities
·         Preparing the Defence Helicopter Command for joint operations in a multi-domain environment
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Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander Defence, Helicopter Command,
Dutch Air Force

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

9:10 am - 9:50 am MANAGING THE FUTURE TRAINING CAPABILITIES OF THE GERMAN ARMY AVIATION

Brigadier General Ulrich Ott - Commandant, International Helicopter Training Centre and Director of Army Aviation,, Bundeswehr
 ·      Realignment and continuous development of the "Basic Helicopter Training"
·      Multinational Cluster - Customization and modularization of the helicopter training for foreign partner nations
·      Continuous and quick adaptation of national and international security considerations for the operational flight training
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Brigadier General Ulrich Ott

Commandant, International Helicopter Training Centre and Director of Army Aviation,
Bundeswehr

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Group Captain Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdullrahman Al Bulshi

So 2 Ops Heli
Royal Air Force of Oman

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Wing Commander Ahmed bin Sultan bin Yousif Al.Irami,

So 2 Ops Heli
Royal Air Force of Oman

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm THE ROLE OF ROTARY WING ASSETS IN DELIVERING A RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR THE HELLENIC ARMED FORCES

Brigadier General Christos Iliopoulos - Commander Army Aviation, Hellenic Army
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Brigadier General Christos Iliopoulos

Commander Army Aviation
Hellenic Army

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm ROBUST TACTICAL ROTARY-WING TRAINING : THE TRANSITION FROM AN FMS PROCUREMENT TO A COMBAT CAPABILITY

·         Limited availability US Army and Marine Corps tactical rotary-wing training slots
·         Importance of multi-ship tactics and live-fire training in FMS procurements
·         Options for US partners to plan and request to meet objectives, budget, and schedule
Rob Willis - Director of Aviation & International Programs, Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3)
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Rob Willis

Director of Aviation & International Programs
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3)

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm CREW TRAINING IN THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE: BALANCING LIVE AND SYNTHETIC

Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor, - Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command,, Royal Netherlands Air Force
·         RNAF crew training infrastructure
·         Current challenges in increasing training rates and enhancing readiness
·         Training Helicopter Door Gunners and the use of the new simulator to reduce costs 
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Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor,

Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command,
Royal Netherlands Air Force

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: STRUCTURING ROTORCRAFT TRAINING CAPABILITY

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm A ROBUST APPROACH FOR DANISH DEFENCE AND PREPAREDNESS

Colonel Henrik Kanstrup - Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
·         Training initiatives to enhance operational capabilities
·         Establishing a permanent helicopter response based in the Copenhagen area at very high readiness in support of the police's counter-terrorist preparedness
·         Potential cost optimisation related to the EH101 capacity
·         Procurement to development capacity in anti-submarine warfare
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Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing Karup
Royal Danish Air Force

·         Assessment of current asset capabilities
·         Preparing for operations in future operational environments, including EW and denied spaces
·         What capabilities are required in future acquisitions
·         Maximising efficiency through enhanced training procedures
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Colonel Slawomir Makosa

Commander
1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland

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Major Slawomir Wazny

Chief of Flight Training Section,
1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland

11:40 am - 12:10 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

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm SPIKE ELECTRO OPTIC WEAPON SYSTEM EVOLUTION

·         Operational experience, challenges and potential
·         What the next generation Spike is bringing to Combat Helicopter 
Aviram Levy - Senior Marketing Director,, Rafael
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Aviram Levy

Senior Marketing Director,
Rafael

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm ROTARY ASSETS AS PART OF TAIWAN’S MULTIPLE DETERRENCE AND RESOLUTE DEFENCE STRATEGY

Colonel Li Chiang - Taiwan Air Force, Republic of China (ROC)
·         Rotary assets playing a pivotal role in boosting Taiwan’s combat capabilities and its defensive needs
·         Commissioning of the second Apache Guardian squadron
·         Avionics upgrades to maximise visibility
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Colonel Li Chiang

Taiwan Air Force
Republic of China (ROC)