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

Main Conference Day 2

Everything you need to know about Military Helicopter International's second 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 Keynote Presentation: Building the Future Air Force: Driving Partner and Allied Collaboration to Define Light Attack Strategy



9:45 am - 10:30 am Driving Rotary Fleet Modernization & Acquisition Efforts to Bolster Czech Air Force Competencies

Col Rudolf Straka, CZE AF - Chief of the Combat Training Department (A7), The Czech Air Force HQ
- Current lines of acquisition efforts for the Czech Air Force and Armed Forces
- Efforts to advance current conventional and special operations helicopter support mission sets
- MRO’s effect on modernization and technological change on future helicopter concepts

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Col Rudolf Straka, CZE AF

Chief of the Combat Training Department (A7)
The Czech Air Force HQ

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


11:15 am - 12:00 pm Building the Army and FVL of the Future: Driving Modernization Efforts for Army Acquisition

Jeffrey White - Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, US Army
- Efforts to guide Army acquisition processes to support future FVL integration
- Today’s modernization will be tomorrow’s readiness: Acquisition reform efforts to rapidly provide new level of capability
- Guiding Army Acquisition and Modernization strategies to make Soldiers more lethal
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Jeffrey White

Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
US Army

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Expanding Operational Reach of USASOC Mission Sets via Next-Generation Rotary Wing Capabilities

 
-       Capabilities sought for USASOC helicopter operations
-       Challenges associated w/mission set readiness despite legacy rotorcraft assets
-       Operating in A2AD environments where adversaries posses robust EW capabilities: training opportunities

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH

•    The CH-53K King Stallion programme
•    It’s future operational use to support sea and land logistics
•    Cost saving initiatives
•    Feed back from initial tests

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Acquiring and Sustaining Australian Defense Force Helicopters and Tactical UAS

-       Efforts to sustain Army & Navy Aviation systems: current acquisition priorities
-       Current challenges associated with maintenance, repair, and overhaul of legacy assets
-       Initiatives to bolster Australian special operations mission sets: RFIs of interest

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Enabling a Streamlined Expeditionary Aviation Force in Support of MAGTF Operations

-       Providing dominant air operations through advanced force readiness
-       Ensuring a modernized force through development and acquisition of new aircrafts &systems
Leveraging rotorcraft to expand operational reach: capabilities sought 

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Strengthening International Military Alliances and Partnerships

-       Conducting FVL International acquisition & exportability assessments
Understanding the role International Partners play in the future of FVL

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

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