July 29 - 31, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Conference Day 1

Everything you need to know about Military Helicopter International's first conference day!

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & MORNING NETWORKING

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Driving the Development of Next Generation Dutch Rotorcraft Capabilities

Air Commodore Robert Adang - Commander Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
- Current Dutch rotary wing acquisition priorities
- Improving teaming capabilities for a unified and coordinated combat force
- Opportunities to collaborate with U.S.A. to increase helicopter competencies
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Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander Defence Helicopter Command
Royal Netherlands Air Force

9:45 am - 10:30 am Managing the Procurement, Development & Fielding of USMC Light/Attack Helicopter Capabilities

Colonel David Walsh, USMC - Program Manager, PMA-276, Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Programs
- Current light/attack helicopter acquisition priorities for PMA-276
- Rotary challenges specific to PMA-276 AOR and requirements sought to close gaps
- Current lines of effort regarding armed/visual reconnaissance and fire support systems
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Colonel David Walsh, USMC

Program Manager, PMA-276
Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Programs

10:30 am - 11:15 am NETWORKING BREAK AND DEMO DRIVE

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Designing, Developing, Delivering and Supporting Advanced Aviation Capabilities for Operational Commanders and Allies

Brigadier General Thomas Todd - Program Executive Officer, PEO Aviation
-       Delivering improved lethality, reach and survivability capabilities to support the operational environment
-       Managing fleet modernization efforts to meet current & emerging threats
-       Efforts to integrate optionally piloted capability to the entire existing fleet
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Brigadier General Thomas Todd

Program Executive Officer
PEO Aviation

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Keynote Remarks: Accelerating the Future Vertical Lift Modernization Directive: Current FVL Lines of Efforts & Updates

Brigadier General Walter Rugen - Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

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Brigadier General Walter Rugen

Director
Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH

•    What challenges will helicopter pilots and crew be confronted with in future warfare?
•    Rotary-wing deployment in A2/AD contexts
•    Urban warfighting and the role of helicopters
•    The proliferation of small drones and EW technologies and the threat implications for aviation commanders
•    The persistent need for interoperability in multi-national and joint operations: how to synchronise manoeuvre and firepower in the complex battlespaces of the future

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Improving RDAF Helicopter Readiness and Deployment Capabilities: Lines of Effort & Growing Threats

Colonel Henrik Kanstrup - Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
- Current acquisition priorities to support wide-range of Danish operational sets
- Improving reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities inside & outside of borders
- Requirements sought for next-generation helicopter utilization
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Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

Commander Helicopter Wing Karup
Royal Danish Air Force

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Supporting Ground Forces in Land and Littoral Environments via Advanced Lift, Find & Attack

-       Opportunities to increase helicopter lethality, survivability, and maneuverability
-       Maintenance considerations for platform turn around and rapid deployment
-       Managing complex and varied rotary operations and ensuring safety 

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Opportunities to Bolster Expeditionary Campaign-Capable Land Forces to Combatant Commanders via Advanced Rotary Wing Capability

- Leveraging rotary wing aircraft to provide expeditionary, campaign-capable land forces to combatant commanders
- Providing combat ready and globally responsive Total Army Forces to win in a complex world
- Expanding FORSCOM operational reach via advanced rotary wing capabilities

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks



4:15 pm - 4:45 pm POST CONFERENCE NETWORKING