Past event: International Military Helicopter 2024 Conference

Delivering the Next Generation of Rotary Capabilities up to and Beyond 2040

Returning for the 18th annual edition, International Military Helicopter (IMH) 2024 will tackle the highest priorities for the global rotary community, in delivering next generation capability and meeting current threats. As nations invest in the renewal of legacy fleets or procure new platforms, the shifting international environment shows clear challenges when operating against a peer or near peer adversary, or protecting its own sovereignty. With the size of the global military helicopter market expected to grow to $72.81 billion by 2027, IMH will provide the most valuable forum to address these issues.

Covering a range of critical topics, International Military Helicopter 2024 will examine those which are relevant to the modern battlefield and the role of rotary aviation across the multi-domain. These include:
  • Observations from contemporary conflicts
  • Delivering current plans and programmes, including FVL, NGRC and NMH
  • National and NATO strategic visions for rotary aviation
  • Rotary training and delivering collective simulation
  • Next generation capability 2030+
  • Electrification and hybridisation of propulsion
  • Increasing availability and improving maintenance
  • Integrating uncrewed systems into the force
  • Enhancing maritime capability
  • Considering future operational environments
NEW for this year, the International Military Helicopter conference will focus on the preparation to flight, considering the importance of effective training to enhance crew effectiveness, as well as ways to increase the availability of platforms through engineering practices, which is critical when deploying an effective force. The 2024 edition will also take an in-depth look at the Indo-Pacific region, and the technological advancements in the helicopter manufacturing process shaping the market.

Join us to share experiences from recent operations and hear from other international allies, and gain thought leadership from those who can provide innovative solutions, leading to the exchange of valuable knowledge and fostering key partnerships.

Event Highlights

  • 450+ Attendees
  • 40+ Presentations
  • 40+ Nations
  • 60+ Organisations

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

Finnish Defence Force

"It is always worth for me to attend both the presentation but also for contact opportunities"

Hensoldt France SAS

"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

IMH 2024 Conference Chairman:

  • Major General (Retd) James Illingworth OBE, Former Director Land Warfare & Former Deputy Commander Joint Helicopter Command, IMH 2024 Conference Chairman

2024 Speakers:

  • James Cartlidge MP, Minister of State for Defence & Procurement, HM Government
  • Keith Bethell, Director Helicopters, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Rear Admiral Daniel Cheever, Nominated Commander, Naval Air Forces, US Navy
  • Major General Alessandro De Lorenzo, Commander of the ItAF Aerospace Test Division, Italian Air Force
  • Major General Andrea Di Stasio, Commander, Italian Army Aviation
  • Rear Admiral Ivan Finn, Director Navy Acquisition, Royal Navy
  • Major General Michael Keating CBE, Chief of Staff, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Major General Thomas O'Connor, Commanding General, US Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • Major General Walter Rugen, Director, Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army
  • Major General Alex Turner DSO, Director Army Futures, British Army
  • Commodore Steve Bolton, Deputy Director Aviation Programmes and Futures, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Giancarlo Ciappina, Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Italian Navy
  • Rodney Davis, Acting Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
  • Brigadier Nick English MBE PhD, Commander, 1st Aviation Brigade Combat Team
  • James Gavin, Head of Future Capability Group, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Brigadier Andy Gilks, Deputy Commander, Joint Helicopter Command – UK MoD
  • Cyril Heckel, NGRC Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Brigadier General Chris McKenna OMM, MSC, MSM, CD, Director General Air and Space Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Brigadier Peter Rowell MBE, Head Concepts, DCDC – UK MoD
  • Commodore Matt Royals, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Royal Australian Navy
  • Brigadier General Grzegorz Slusarz, Commander of the 4th Wing of School Aviation, Polish Air Force
  • Brigadier Del Stafford MBE RM, Head Operating Assurance Group, Military Aviation Authority - UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Fabrice Talarico, Deputy Commander, French Army Aviation
  • Commodore Jol Woodard, Head of Combat Aviation Programmes, British Army Headquarters
  • Group Captain Andy Baron, Commandant No 1 Flying Training School and Commandant Defence College of Air and Space Operations, Royal Air Force
  • Colonel Marco Aurélio de Castro, Chief of General Staff, Brazilian Army Aviation Command
  • Colonel Christian Guntsch, Advisor to the Air Chief for CH-47F, German Air Force
  • Colonel Josef Korinek, Wing Commander of 24th Base, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Guido Krahl, Branch Head, Army Aviation, ACCDC - German Army
  • Captain Dennis Monagle, Program Manager PMA 266 Multi-Mission Tactical UAS, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Colonel Antoine de Seze, Architect for "Air Mobility, Surveillance and Protection" Defence Systems, DGA - French MoD
  • Colonel Scott Wilkinson, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Subject to final confirmation)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tomas Navratil, Deputy Wing Commander of 22nd Helicopter Base, Czech Air Force
  • Liam Ball, Principal Rotorcraft Systems Engineer, DSTL - UK MoD
  • Senior Representative, -, Brazilian Air Forc
  • Senior Representative, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

2024 Industry Speakers:

  • Dr David Alfano, Next Generation Military Rotorcraft Manager, Airbus Helicopters
  • Commodore (Retd) Steve Allen, VP Strategic Development, Leonardo Helicopters
  • Axel Aloccio, Head of NH90 program, Airbus Helicopters, President, NHI
  • Mark Ballew, Senior Director, Business Development, Vertical Lift Programs, The Boeing Company
  • Major General (Retd) Patrick Brethous, Special Military Adviser, Airbus Helicopters
  • Brigadier (Retd) Lenny Brown, Managing Director, Airbus Helicopters UK
  • Jay Macklin, Director, Army, Future Vertical Lift (FVL) and Innovations Business Development, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
  • Klaus Przemeck, HO Military Support Center Germany, Airbus
  • Olivier Tillier, HO Military Support Center France, Airbus
  • Aviram Levy, Head Business Line, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • Senior Representative, -, Hensoldt
  • Senior Representative, -, HoodTech Vision

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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24539