The world’s military helicopter fleets in 2025 look set to be dominated by the Sikorsky S-70, the Boeing Chinook, the Mil Mi-17 HIP, the Airbus PUMA/Super PUMA family and the Boeing AH-64 Apache, together with the NH90s, Leonardo AW101 MERLINS and AW139/149/169/189s.
Ahead of the 2019 International Military Helicopter conference, we have put together this report on the programmes, tenders and requirements currently taking place across the globe.
Ahead of the 2019 International Military Helicopter conference, we have put together this detailed holdings report offering the most recent data on the rotary aircraft currently being operated or on order across international air forces, armies and navies.
Survivability in the future battlespace depends on a number of factors and rotary wing operations mush recapitalise and modernise in order to create a full spectrum force which is capable of meeting the demands of a challenging security environment. Defence IQ spoke exclusively to Major Dana Howe, AH-1Z Instructor Pilot, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One to discuss:
- The key challenges likely to affect survivability in the future battlespace
- How the role of helicopters will evolve over the next decade
- Specific new threats that will most significantly effect the rotary domain
- The prevalence of manned and unmanned platforms and systems
At the 16th annual International Military Helicopter conference, which took place in Canary Wharf, London on 31 January – 2 February, over 200 representatives from global military and industry gathered to examine some of the critical challenges influencing army and naval aviation. The event is the global military helicopter community's annual general meeting place.
View the highlights from this year's event and take a look at what's instore for 2018
Once a year, the International Military Helicopter Conference gathers Chiefs of Staff, Commanders, Enginners, Programme Managers and leading industry representatives from across the rotary and broader defence communities to take an in-depth, critical view of the current and future role and capabilities of military helicopters.
Debates this past year revolved around major new acquisition programmes - such as Future Vertical Lift - survivability and training. The next event will continue to provide a vital platform for commanders and operators who can offer their guidance and expertise as we continue to contend with this complex operating environment.
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