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 - NaN:NaN 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 - NaN:NaN 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


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

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


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