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International Military Helicopter 2018 Conference

30 January, 2018 - 1 February, 2018, London, United Kingdom

Reach, Readiness, Resilience: Optimising Rotary Capabilities to Confront Future Threats

Over the past sixteen years, International Military Helicopter has built a reputation as a vital strategic forum for international industry, partners and allies, welcoming over 200 commanders, pilots and programme managers to discuss major procurement programmes, share doctrine and training methods, and learn about emerging rotary-wing technologies. As army, air and naval commanders look to confront both asymmetric and near-peer threats on land and at sea, 2018 will be a timely opportunity for the military community to shape their strategic vision for helicopter operations in contemporary and future battlespaces.

A Full Spectrum Assessment of the Critical Issues Shaping the Military Helicopter Community

  • Procurement decision-making and future platform acquisitions and upgrades
  • Training infrastructure and filling the maintenance skills gap
  • Optimizing MRO processes and logistics support
  • Rotary precision effects and technologies in contemporary and future battlespaces
  • Future Vertical Lift and transitions in platform design and engineering
  • Sensor fusion, situational awareness and mitigating the hazards of DVE
  • Countering small UAS and the emergence of autonomous rotary-wing capabilities

Watch the highlights from 2017 at IMHelicon


Park Plaza London Victoria
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1EQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 0844 415 6750

Book now and receive the best available rate for your stay from 31 January to 1st of February!

Rates excl. VAT: £179 - Superior Bedroom / Run of House

Rate includes:
Accommodation in a Superior Bedroom or Run of House
Complimentary WiFi

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.Focus Day - 30th January 2018

Conference Day One - 31st January

Conference Day Two - 1st February 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Introducing the 2018 Conference Chairmen

  • Colonel Paul Edwards (Ret), Chief of Staff, Army Aviation, British Army
  • Colonel Jayson Altieri, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army National War College

Introducing the 2018 Speaker Faculty

  • Général de division Michel Grintchenko, Commander, French Army Air Corps
  • Major General Frank Muth, Program Manager, U.S. Army Office of the Program Manager - Saudi Arabian National Guard
  • Rear Admiral Richard C Thompson, Director (Technical), Military Aviation Authority
  • Brigadier General Saeed Alali, Deputy Commander, UAE Joint Aviation Command
  • Major General Nasir Shah, Commander, Pakistan Army Aviation
  • Major General Andreas Marlow, Commander, Rapid Forces Division, Bundeswehr
  • Air Commodore Al Smith, Capability Air Manoeuvre, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Aureliano da Ponte, Director Industrial Policy, Ministry of Defence Argentina
  • Major General Jorge Arturo Salgado Restrepo, Commander, 7th Division, Colombian National Army
  • Brigadier General Dr Jan Kuebart, Chief of Staff (Plans), German Air Force
  • Colonel Lenny Brown MBE, Commander, Commando Helicopter Force
  • Colonel Kevin Viljoen, Project Officer, South African Air Force
  • Colonel Allan H Lanceta, Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD)
  • Colonel Vassil Roussinov, Director, Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE
  • Colonel Hank Vanderborght, H-53 Program Manager (CH-53K, CH-53E, MH-53E), Naval Air Systems Command
  • Colonel Pal Szucs, Chief, Hungarian Air Force
  • Colonel Sid Connor, 12 Wing Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Captain Shane Craig, Naval Advisor, Royal Australian Navy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Antanas Matutis, Base Commander, Lithuanian AIr Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Nassé, Commanding Officer, 7 Aviation Support Battalion, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Xavier Brunette, Commander, Helicopter X Team, French Army
  • Commander Akachai Kerdnongmon, Commander 203 Squadron, Royal Thai Naval Aviation
  • Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor, Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Major Thomas Weme, Military Doctor, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Squadron Leader Ellen Slungaard, RAF
  • Dr Philip Farrell, Defence Scientist, DRDC &, Chair, NATO Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel HFM-252 Research Task Group (RTG)
  • Jorge Van Hemelryck, Helicopters & Transport Aircraft Capability Manager, DGA
  • Professor Chris Goff, Dstl, UK MOD


Event details

Defence IQ
30 January, 2018
1 February, 2018
Park Plaza London Victoria
United Kingdom


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