From Concept to Readiness: Delivering Next-Generation Vertical Lift
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 more than 200 defence and industry leaders from more than 30 countries, with a military cohort comprising operators, acquisition leaders, capability development professionals and technical experts. It offers a three-day programme organised across three specific themes - Future Platforms, Future Operations and Future Availability - with sessions covering every topic: from MUM-T to survivability, from heavy lift to training.
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
2020 Speakers Included
- Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo, Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command, United States Army
- Brigadier General Michael McCurry, Director, Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff J3/5/7, US Army
- Commodore Nicholas Walker, Commodore Fleet Air Arm & Assistant Chief of Staff (Carrier Strike and Aviation), Royal Navy
- Brigadier Steve Hussey, Head of Capability Air Manoeuvre, Army Headquarters
- Mr Patrick H Mason SES, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
- Brigadier General David Sanford, Commander, DLA Aviation
- Air Commodore Robert Adang, Commander, Dutch Defence Helicopter Command
- Colonel Matt Isaacson, Chief of Operations & Chief Integration Officer, Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, US Army
- Colonel Bruno Paupy, Deputy Chief Plans Division, French Air Force
- Carvil E Chalk, Acting Director, Aviation Development Directorate, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center
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