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Combat Helicopter 2014 Conference

18 November, 2014 - 19 November, 2014, Rome, Italy

Combat Helicopter is the premier international gathering for armed forces and industry

The recent use of rotary assets during operations has identified the need for each platform to provide a multitude of capabilities for each individual mission. Original platform requirements have often been disregarded in order to achieve mission success on the modern battlefield.

Combat Helicopter provides the tri-services community with the unique opportunity to gain a clear understanding of future requirements and capabilities for next generation, multi-role rotary platforms.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Attack and Specialist Platforms (CSAR, SF, MEDEVAC)
  • Utility and Troop Transportation
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Survivability
  • Multi-role Requirements and Platforms
  • Weapon and Self Defence Systems
  • Airworthiness

Venue & Accommodation

Meliá Roma Aurelia Antica
Vía Aldobrandeschi, 223, Rome 00163 Italy
0 808 234 19 53

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Major General Nick Caplin CB, Former Deputy Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD
  • Colonel Jason Etherington, Attack Helicopter Force Commander, UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Antonio Bettelli, Commander Aviation, Italian Army
  • Colonel Crispin Orr, Director Military Air Accident Investigation Branch, UK MoD
  • Colonel Kevin Hudson, Attack Helicopter Procurement Requirement Cell lead, United States Marine Corps Aviation Command
  • Captain Jol Woodard, Joint Helicopter Command Assistant Director Capability, UK MoD
  • Mr Bryan Finlay, Principal Rotorcraft Systems Engineer, Air and Weapons Department, Defence Science and Technology Laboratories
  • Squadron Leader Paul Kennard, Air & Weapons Future Requirements Manager, Defence Equipment & Support UK MoD
  • Colonel Frederic Barbry, Head of Operations, French Army Helicopter Brigade
  • Brigadier General Achiles Neto, Commander, Brazil Aviation Command
  • Commander Gavin Simmonite DFC, Commanding Officer 845 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
  • Brigadier General Imre Lamos, Commander Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kelsey Smith, Battalion Commander, US Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer Ross Lewallen, Standardization Instructor Pilot, 2-159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, US Army
  • Lieutenant Commander Riccardo Renzanigo, Heli Assault Deputy Commander, Italian Navy Fleet Air Arm
  • Jonny Priest DFC, Head of Helicopter Services, Inzpire
  • Wing Commander (Retd) Andy Gray, Helicopter Project Officer, European Defence Agency


Event details

The Development Network
18 November, 2014
19 November, 2014
Meliá Roma Aurelia Antica

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