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Military Helicopter Brazil
Delivering effective rotary wing capability for internal interdiction and surveillance

29 July, 2013 - 31 July, 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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The recent boost in Brazil's defence budget has led to the country redefining the role of its Armed Forces and making major decisions on procurement of new platforms, sub systems and equipment.

These latest operational developments and future plans will be highlighted at Military Helicopter Brazil which will be running from the 29th - 31st July 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. With over 10 nations sharing their insight on topics ranging from platform acquistion for civil-military operations to armed interdiction for countering smuggling and insurgent activity, Military Helicopter Brazil provides an ideal opportunity to understand the unique challenges facing South American rotary wing commands and the subsequent plans for force modernisation.

Benefits of attending Military Helicopter Brazil:

  • Essential market knowledge gained through interactive discussions of the latest rotary wing acquisiton
  • Lengthy face to face networking opportunities to grow and develop strategic relations
  • Engage with senior military commanders on their capabilities and requirements
  • Explore and collaborate on future modernisation strategies

The conference represents an unrivalled opportunity to not only listen to senior military commanders about the future of their helicopter fleets, but also interact with them on a one-to-one basis. Last year’s event attracted over 150 representatives from 15 different nations, and the 2013 conference is set to unite an even bigger gathering of experts, including those from new nations such as Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Italy and Belgium.

Military Helicopter Brazil will be held in English with simultaneous translations in Portuguese and Spanish.

Conference Highlights Include

  • The latest operational feedback from Brazil’s civil-military undertakings, including the SI VAM programme and how the upcoming World Cup & Olympic Games are influencing rotary wing requirements
  • Assess Columbia’s approach to utilising helicopters in support of counter-narcotic and SA R operations, and the resulting upgrade plans of the Army, Air Force and Navy
  • The latest operational feedback from Uruguayan Air Force’s use of the 212 Twin Huey & UH-1, and how the lessons from these platforms are being translated into future capability aspirations
  • Examine the use of rotary wing platforms by the Nigerian Air Force in the Nigerian Delta, and how these lessons could be translated to help combat dissident groups in South America
  • Input on the latest operational deployments from an array of European Nations, include Italy, Belgium and Denmark

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Venue & Accommodation

Sao Paulo Center
Av. Lineu de Paula Machado, 1088 / 1100 - Cidade Jardim - SP
Tel: (011) 2142-3600

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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  • Brigadier General José Augusto Crepaldi Affonso, Air Force Programs Office, Brazilian Air Force
  • Major General Claude Van de Voorde, Air Component Commander, Belgian Air Force
  • Group Captain Jorge Silveira, International Missions of the Airlift Squadron Nº5, Uruguayan Air Force
  • Brigadier General Dato' Mohd Dalib Basir, Commander of the 11th Brigade, Malaysian Army
  • Commanding Officer, Air Force's Maintenance Unit, Colombian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Krzysztof Mitrega, Commander – 1 Army Aviation Brigade, Polish Army
  • Colonel Steen Ulrich, Commander – Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Brigadier General Giuliani Eletti Arnaldo, Chief of 2nd Department – Rotary Wings and UAS, Directorate for Air Armaments, Italian Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Directorate of Air Requirements 9, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Group Captain Fernando Terra, Mission of aviation squadron Nº5 (Helicopters), Uruguayan Air Force
  • Group Captain Abraham Adole, Officer, Nigerian Air Force
  • Commanding Officer, Army’s Aviation Division (Air Assault), Colombian Army
  • Colonel, Operational Command, Brazilian Air Force
  • Commanding Officer, Army’s Combat, Search and Rescue Unit (C-SAR), Colombian Army
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Aviation Command, Colombian Navy

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Event details

Defence IQ
29 July, 2013
31 July, 2013
Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo Center


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