Past event: International Military Helicopter Conference

Delivering the Next Generation of Rotorcraft in 2040+

The prospect of peer warfighting demands helicopter platforms that are faster, more agile, better-protected, more lethal and better-networked than their predecessors. If rotorcraft are to offset the effects of A2/AD by deploying dispersed, they must integrate unmanned systems as force multipliers, field air-launched effects to deliver lethality without mass and plug into an agile joint network to retain situational awareness and C2 in a contested battlespace.

Deriving capability from these ambitious concepts is the focus of IMH 2022. Joining operational perspectives on every mission set - from air assault to reconnaissance to ASW - will be new technology-led sessions on MUM-T and air-launched effects. A focus too will be on delivering the industrial base and supply chain necessary to affordably and rapidly put capability into the hands of the warfighter. As new platforms come online, we must also rethink how to sustain them through-life to maximise availability.

International Military Helicopter remains the pre-eminent forum supporting vertical lift as a decisive enabler for the joint force, in any theatre, in any role, anywhere in the world. It annually brings together over 200 defence and industry leaders from 30+ countries, with a military cohort comprising operators, acquisition leaders, capability development professionals and technical experts.

Taking place over three days, the International Military Helicopter 2022 agenda will focus on the current and future battlespace, technological development, disruptive innovation, and anticipated platform modernisation and acquisition.  

For 2022, there will be a greater-than-ever emphasis on key programmes, with international experts providing critical updates on NATO NGRC, U.S. FVL and U.K. NMH requirements.

5 Key Questions for IMH 2022:

  • How will operational concepts and doctrine for vertical lift adapt to meet the demands of multi-domain operations?
  • How will unmanned systems support future helicopter forces, and what are the limits of autonomy in the future air domain?
  • How applicable is 'multi-role' as a concept for future helicopter design?
  • Apart from autonomy, what are the other critical capabilities which will define next-generation platforms?
  • How can we drive up availability and reduce downtime, and how can the MRO and logistics model be improved?

"Best Event you have conducted due to the large USG presence"

"It was an excellent events goatherd most of the military helicopter users to meet each others and exchange experiences and have better understanding for so many concepts discussed."
Royal Saudi Air Force

"It was very good for networking and getting new information from the industry in line of work"
Finnish Defence Force

2022 Conference Chairman

  • Rear Admiral Matt Briers, Former Director Carrier Strike, U.K. MoD & IMH 2022 Chairman

2022 Early Confirmed Speakers Include

  • Keith Bethell, Director Helicopters, Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier Mark Ackrill, Deputy Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Major General K. Todd Royar, Commanding General, US Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • Major General Walter Rugen, Director Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
  • Major General Stephen Jobson, Commander, Australian Army Aviation
  • Major General Bertrand Valette d’Osia, Commander, French Army Aviation
  • Rear Admiral Andrew Loiselle, Director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
  • Brigadier General Robert Barrie, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
  • Brigadier General Philip Ryan, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command
  • Brigadier General Matthew T. Mowery, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Colonel Alex Willman, Capability Sponsor of Combat Aviation, Military Capability Plans, Army Futures Directorate
  • Brigadier General Andreas Pfeifer, Deputy Commander Rapid Forces Division, Bundeswehr
  • Rear Admiral Alvarenga, Commander, Naval Aviation, Brazilian Navy
  • Air Commodore Robert Adang, Commander, Dutch Defence Helicopter Command
  • Brigadier General David Sanford, Commander, DLA Aviation
  • Colonel Guido Krahl, Branch Chief, Army Aviation, Army Concepts and Capability Development Centre, Bundeswehr
  • First Admiral Ahmad Shafirudin Bin Abu Bakar, Commander Naval Aviation, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Colonel Jack Perrin, Program Manager, PMA-261 H53 Heavy Lift Helicopters, NAVAIR
  • Colonel Stefano Castelnuovo, Chief Second Office – Logistics Department, Italian Air Force
  • Cyril Heckel, Acquisition Officer - NGRC Project Manager, Acquisition & Development Office, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Commander Fabio Marzano, Head of Studies and Programs Office, Italian Naval Aviation
  • Confirmed Senior Representative, -, Irish Air Corps

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23075