International Military Helicopter Conference

London, United Kingdom

Shaping Future Rotary Requirements to Respond to Tomorrow's Threats

2019 will be a timely opportunity for the military community to meet and discuss the strategic vision for the future of rotary assets within our armed forces and its role in the battlespace of tomorrow.

This year, our community meets to define the threats of the future, understanding the need to develop capabilities to counter the growing electronic warfare threat, increasing surviability and assessing the operational requirements of platforms across all domains.

Over the past seventeen years, The International Military Helicopter conference has built a reputation as a vital strategic forum for senior leaders of the global military helicopter community, welcoming commanders, service chiefs and programme directors from around the world to discuss major procurement programmes, share doctrine and methods, and to learn about emerging technologies in the sector. We look forward to welcoming you in February, as we look to deliver the platform for army, air and naval commanders look to confront both asymmetric and near-peer threats on land and at sea,

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

  • Address the electronic warfare threat in the future battlespace        
  • Training infrastructure and filling the maintenance skills gap
  • Optimizing MRO processes and logistics support
  • The integration of RWUAS and MUM-T into the fleet of tomorrow
  • Sensor fusion, situational awareness and mitigating the hazards of DVE
  • Developing self-protection suites for the rotary domain

2019 Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General, Defence Safety Authority, United Kingdom MOD
  • Lieutenant General Payenda M Nazim, CG United Training, Education and Doctrine Command, Afghan Armed Forces
  • Major General William K. Gayler, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, U.S. Army
  • Major General Christian Drouin, Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Major General Mohammed A. Al-Mannai, Military and Security Affairs Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Affairs, Qatar
  • Major General Andreas Marlow, Commander, Rapid Forces Division, Bundeswehr
  • Layne B. Merritt, Deputy Director, Aviation Development Directorate Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Brigadier General Walter Rugen, Director Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army
  • Air Commodore Robert Adang, Commander Defence, Helicopter Command, Dutch Air Force
  • Brigadier General Nin Nun, IAF OfficerHead of the Air Support and Helicopter Division, Israeli Air Force
  • Brigadier General Ziad Haykal, Commander, Lebanese Air Force
  • Brigadier General Ulrich Ott, Commandant, International Helicopter Training Centre and Director of Army Aviation, Bundeswehr
  • Brigadier General Jeremy King, Acting Head Helicopter Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence, Australia
  • Brigadier General Dimitar Ivanov, Base Commander (Transport and Helicopter), Bulgarian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Al Smith, Capability Air Manoeuvre, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Colonel Policarpo Sanchez Sanchez, Head of the Special Air Operations & Personnel Recovery Directorate, Spanish Air Force
  • Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor, Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • John Bowker, Team Leader - Survivability, Dstl
  • Colonel Jean-Baptiste Pouret, Deputy Commander of the 4th Aviation Combat Brigade, French Army Air Corps
  • Colonel Slawomir Makosa, Commander, 1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland
  • Colonel Jack Perrin, Program Manager, PMA-261 H53 Heavy Lift Helicopters, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Colonel Li Chiang, Taiwan Air Force, Republic of China (ROC)
  • Group Captain Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdullrahman Al Bulshi, So 2 Ops Heli, Royal Air Force of Oman
  • Lieutenant Colonel Pierre-Yves Bourboulon, Tiger Helicopter Programme Officer, French Army Air Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Michon, NH90 Helicopter Programme Officer, French Army Air Corps
  • Jorge Van Hemelryck, Head Of Strategy Office, French Aeronautical Maintenance Directorate
  • Wing Commander Ahmed bin Sultan bin Yousif Al.Irami, So 2 Ops Heli, Royal Air Force of Oman
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kimmo Nordberg, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Battalion
  • Major Slawomir Wazny, Chief of Flight Training Section, 1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland
  • Major Dana "Finkle" Howe, AH-1Z Instructor Pilot, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One
Conference Day One - 5th February, 2018

Conference Day Two - 6th February, 2018

Conference Day Three - 7th February, 2018


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

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. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Venue : Park Plaza London Victoria, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19051