30 January - 1 February 2018 | London, UK

Main Conference Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 9:45 am Speed And Reach In An Era Of Rapid Response

•    Updates from the Division Schnelle Kraft
•    Current deployments and operational challenges being faced
•    Future priorities for upgrades and acquisitions
•    Rotary-wing assets in supporting European deterrence posture

9:45 am - 10:15 am Italian Army Aviation: Present and Future

•    Italy’s Army Aviation structure
•    Current operations and the role of helicopters in combat and support missions
•    Future acquisitions and modernisation programmes across the fleet

10:15 am - 10:45 am The Colombian Army’s Rotary Investment Programme In A New National Security Dynamic

·         Overview of the Colombian Army Aviation’s procurement priorities
-          Platform modernisation
-          Training for gunners
-          New aircraft
·         What is Colombia’s main priority following the peace agreement with FARC and how will this impact army aviation?

10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning Coffee & Networking

11:15 am - 12:00 am Commando Helicopter Force: Global Contingency Capability

•    The transition from Sea King to Merlin, from Lynx to Wildcat
•    Current tactical training until 2021 to build high-readiness units that are prepared to operate globally  
•    Integrating with the new Elizabeth Carrier and supporting missions such as SAR and combat recovery on land and at sea
•    The Merlin Mk4 – platform and on-board system enhancements

11:45 am - 12:00 am A Next Generation Of Heavy Lift Rotorcraft

•    The CH-53K King Stallion programme
•    It’s future operational use to support sea and land logistics
•    Cost saving initiatives
•    Feed back from initial tests

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Industry Panel: Trends And Innovation In Military Helicopter Technology Development And Acquisition

•    The current military helicopter market and expectations and challenges facing industry in the future
•    The reduction in major helicopter procurement programmes and the impact this will have on industry
•    Potential for more cooperation between industries and nations, particularly in Europe, to share services
•    Military budgets and their impact on through-life support and maintenance skills
•    What radical changes in the design of rotary-platforms and systems do industry see dominating the market for the coming two decades?

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Networking


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hungary’s Attack Helicopter Repair Project

•    Developing and implementing the major MRO programme for Hungary’s Mi-24 attack helicopters
•    Acquisition priorities for the Hungarian Air Force in the short to mid-term
•    Training system infrastructure needs to support readiness


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Induction Rocket System: Designed Around Modern Conflicts Rising Issues

•    Benefits of Induction rockets for the combat efficiency and logistic footprint
•    The Airburst telemetric induction rocket
•    The sub metric laser guided induction rocket


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Single & Multi-Role Rotary Strike Aircraft In The Brazilian Air Force

·      How important are the Mil Mi-24 helicopters to current Brazilian Air Force operations?
·      Situational awareness challenges when operating in jungle environments
·      On-board system analysis and future plans for upgrade


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The UAS Threat To Helicopters In The Civil And Military Air Space

·         To what extent does the proliferation of small, COTS/home-made drones present a threat to helicopters?
·         What systems are currently being used or developed to integrate onto helicopters to sense, avoid and destroy enemy UAS?
·         Air traffic management an regulatory developments in mitigating the risk of small UAS


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Survivability In The Context Of A2/AD: Systems Versus TTPs

•    Faced with resurgent, near-peer state actors, how should rotary-wing platforms adapt to improve their survivability?
•    On board systems versus TTPs to improve survivability
•    The risk of inserting new technology into an existing platform is often decided against on cost until a substantial improvement to operational capability is proven – how can military and industry work together to make sure that these decisions are made at the right time, for the right operation?


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Delivering Comprehensive Aircraft Survivability To Protect Aircraft And Crew From Emerging Threats

•    Current aircraft survivability suites used on U.S. Army helicopters to detect, identify and alert aircrew to hostile threats
•    Future requirements to respond to the growing threat of precision munitions, EW, and small UAS
•    Measuring and proving the performance of ASE

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Return to Plenary for Closing Remarks