International Military Helicopter 2024 Conference

February 27-29, 2024- London, United Kingdom

The Next Generation of Military Rotorcraft
Setting Platform Requirements, Increasing Availability and Enhancing skillsets

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:

  • General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • Keith Bethell, Director Helicopters, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Major General Andrea Di Stasio, Commander, Italian Army Aviation
  • 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
  • Rear Admiral Giancarlo Ciappina, Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Italian Navy
  • Brigadier General Chris McKenna OMM, MSC, MSM, CD, Director General Air and Space Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • 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
  • Commodore Jol Woodard, Head of Combat Aviation Programmes, British Army Headquarters
  • Cyril Heckel, NGRC Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Colonel Christian Guntsch, Advisor to the Air Chief for CH-47F, German Air Force
  • Colonel Guido Krahl, Branch Head, Army Aviation, ACCDC - German Army
  • Liam Ball, Principal Rotorcraft Systems Engineer, DSTL - UK MoD
  • Senior Representative, Directorate of Flying Training HQ, No. 22 Gp, Royal Air Force

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Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Rd, TW2 7BA
Twickenham, London , UK

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