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International Military Helicopter is the most important integrated event for the defence helicopter community. We examine the most interesting platforms in the helicopter market, the missions they conduct, the training that’s required for these missions, the issues they’ll face on deployment and the support that’s required to keep these fleets operational.

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We’re a truly global event bringing participants together from all over the world to leverage their experience on meeting requirements and managing complex programmes. We place an emphasis on operational experience and on gathering the decision makers from nations that are actively investing in helicopter renewal and modernisation programmes.

Key topics to be discussed include:
• Situational Awareness and C4ISR
• Platform protection
• The strain of operational tempo
• Platform design and construction
• Lift, power and propulsion
• Platform Self Protection
• Avionics
• Weapons
• Maintenance, sustainment and support solutions

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  1. 1. 10th Annual Contact us for discounts: +44 [0]207 368 930011th-13th May 2011 • Olympia Conference Centre • London, UKImplementing Lessons Learned in Hear from an Expertthe Programme Management, Speaker Faculty, featuring:Requirements Setting and Operation Colonel Hans Werner Salewski, Commander, 15 Mediumof Military Helicopters Transport Helicopter Battalion, German Army Colonel Sam Michaud,Attend International Military Helicopter and Benefit from: Commander, 12 Wing Shearwater, Canadian Forces• Comprehensive examination of 30+ world leading platforms and their operational performance will show you which capabilities give you the greatest tactical edge Colonel Billy Thompson,• In-depth focus on lessons learned in the programme management, requirements design and Commander, 563rd Rescue Group, operation of helicopters with practical points you can take away and implement US Air Force• Crucial debates on getting the cost vs. capability balance right and how to make the most of the Colonel Christian J.H. Drouin, resources available Wing Commander, 1 Wing,• Latest requirements direct from the decision makers for both new platforms and future upgrades Canadian Forces• Analysis of potential of new technologies and how they will improve performance in rotary wing Commander Jolyon Woodard missions and roles of the future Officer Commanding, 845 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy Lieutenant Colonel William Jackson, Modernisation Product Manager, Utility Helicopters, PEO Aviation, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jan Brozman Platform Protection Requirements, Slovakian Air Force “Excellent choice of speakers and outstanding presentations” Michael Sears, Deputy Programme– Colonel Robert Mitchell, Director, Medical Evacuation Proponent Directorate, US Army Manager, PMA-271, US Naval Air Systems Command “It was an excellent opportunity to network and understand what other Commander Curzo Pacific countries are doing” – Matthew Dougherty, Lockheed Martin Executive, Naval Aviation, Italian Navy Lieutenant Colonel OnnoPLATFORM SELF ROTARY WING ISTAR Eichelsheim, Helicopter Requirements Officer, ApachePROTECTION FOCUS DAY: CAPABILITIES FOCUS DAY: Programme Office, Royal• Understand the full range of operational • Examine a cutting edge range of situational Netherlands Air Force threats to rotary wing platforms and their crews, awareness technologies that enhance Lieutenant Colonel Eric “Delta” and the solutions required to protect them the mission effectiveness of helicopters Burke, H-1 Requirements Officer, OPNAV N88, US Marine Corps• Explore the performance of the latest • Boost sensing capabilities for platforms countermeasures in defeating MANPADS and engaged in Close Air Support, Search Wing Commander Andy Gray, other widely proliferating weapons systems and Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Helicopter Project Officer, European Defence Agency• Overcome major integration issues in • Improve how you share tactical data adding equipment to boost survivability among platforms and joint assets in a Lieutenant Commander Ian Jones Repair Manager, 1710 Squadron, networked battlespace Royal Navy Developments in the Helicopter CommunitySponsors & Exhibitors: Visit the website for updated articles, interviews and podcasts: Register online at or contact us at +44 (0)20 7368 9300 or
  2. 2. 7 Key Reasons You Cannot Miss International Military Helicopter 2011: 11th-13th May 2011 | Olympia Conference Centre | London, UK International Military Helicopter 1 has the most in-depth and Dear Colleague, focussed agenda of any rotary wing The need for advanced helicopter capabilitie event. With a unique lessons learned s is made clear by the daily reports from curre format, we bring you more crucial operations. As the demand for rotary asset nt s increases, so too must the flexibility and tactic information on the programme benefits that we can bring to the warfighter al . But getting the balance right between the management, requirements setting and capabilities that offer the greatest contributio n for our forces and the investments we choose to make is no easy task. Force deve operations of helicopter than anyone else lopment in this environment is a tricky task presents many challenges for militaries aroun and d the world - and for their suppliers. 2011 sees our largest single That’s why for the tenth year running, Inter 2 expansion to date with over 40 national Military Helicopter will offer you the world’s leading conference for exploring military speakers joining us to share cutting-edge helicopter programmes and solutions. Leveraging the expertise of milita their insights and their requirements for ry programme managers, requirements developers, operators and the solution provi new solutions. This is the largest and ders, our agenda will get to the heart of the global debate about the future of rotar most experienced panel of y wing aviation. With over 35 conferen sessions, and an audience of over 150 ce helicopter experts gathering this year helicopter experts from 20+ nations, one event you can’t afford to miss. this is Our core focus is on the Together we’ll explore the strategic debate on how to structure our forces, the tactical 3 platforms and programmes implications of these decisions and the resul ting effects on the design, procurement and that are providing an invaluable tactical sustainment of helicopter capabilities. As a result, you’ll be equipped with the most edge on operations today. We look at date insights and lessons learned when it up-to- comes to making tough choices of your own. how helicopters are performing, how And of course, there’s our growing exhibition they need to be upgraded and how which gives you the chance to get hands-on challenges from the deployed experience of the equipment that gives these platforms the edge, so you can see, touch environment will influence the and feel exactly how the technology availa ble will offer you the advantage you need requirements for new procurements . There’s so much on offer at International Military Helicopter 2011. I do hope you’l join us in London next May for what is sure l The outstanding quality of our one of the highlights of the year. to be, for military helicopter professionals, 4 military audience with key Programme Managers, Capability Best wishes, Developers and Operators joining us to P.S. Sign up to the Focus Days on Frida y share their challenges and explore new Keith Robinson 13th May to enhance your learning experien solutions. Meaning you get to meet the ce decision makers who really matter. onsite - see page 5 for more details. Colonel Keith Robinson (Ret’d) Unrivalled networking Conference and Advisory Panel Chairman 5 opportunities with the world’s International Military Helicopter 2011 leading solution providers. Last year we were the only helicopter event to feature official event partnerships with the four biggest platform manufacturers in Europe – Boeing, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and NH Industries Identify key market trends and 6 areas of investment from a broad Programmes Represented at International Military Helicopter 2011 spectrum of nations and organisations. Boost the confidence you have in your CH-146 Griffon Mi-24 MV-22 Osprey predictions for market activity and develop your products in response to CH-53 Mi-17 AW-101 customers needs HH-60 Pave Hawk Eurocopter EC 135 NH-90 Two in-depth focus days. A wide CH-47 Chinook UH-1 Iroquois CH-148 7 range of new speakers at our Platform Protection day will show you UH-60 Black Hawk Sea King Mk 4 AW-101 how to make crews and aircraft UH-72 Lakota MH-60 Sea Hawk AS532 Cougar more survivable. Our all new Rotary Wing ISTAR day will enable you to AH-64D Apache UH-1 Yankee SA330 Puma enhance the situational awareness that helicopters share and receive. CH-47 Chinook AH-1 Zulu2 REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MILITARYHELICOPTEREVENT.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44 (0)20 7368 9300 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK
  3. 3. MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONEWEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 201108.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION • Adaptation of existing civilian models and the challenges of militarisation Colonel Colonel Christian J.H. Drouin, Wing Commander, 1 Wing09.00 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AND OPENING REMARKS Canadian Forces Colonel Keith Robinson (Ret’d), Former Programme Manager, Armed Lieutenant Colonel Duart Townsend, Directing Staff (Aviation), Canadian Scout Helicopter, US Army Land Force Command and Staff College DAY ONE MORNING SESSION: 10.30 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING STRATEGIC VISIONS FOR ROTARY WING FORCE DEVELOPMENT 11.00 MEETING THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MARITIME09.10 GERMAN ARMED FORCES ROTARY WING STRATEGY FOR HELICOPTER COMMITMENTS BATTLEFIELD SUPPORT OPERATIONS • The ongoing challenges of a helicopter force required to meet several • The impact of ISAF/Operation Herrick deployments on rotary wing strategy mission types • The future of helicopter forces in a strategic military review • Support structures to manage the CH-124 Sea King platform • Sustainment of existing capabilities to provide rotary wing support on • Lessons learned in managing a fleet of legacy aircraft future operations • Preparing for the introduction of the CH-148 Cyclone • Revisions of helicopter fleet structure and the implications for the Colonel Sam Michaud, Commander, 12 Wing Shearwater, Canadian Forces demands of each individual service Colonel Hans Werner Salewski, Commander, 15 Medium Transport 11.40 PANEL SESSION: LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE Helicopter Regiment, German Army CHALLENGES OF ROTARY WING AVIATION • How do you determine the optimal balance of new platforms and09.50 DEVELOPING ROTARY WING CAPABILITIES TO MEET THE technologies to bring in to service? NEEDS OF FUTURE OPERATIONS • The possibilities offered by multinational requirements setting • Exploring the range of new systems in the current market and the • Reviewing existing helicopter performance to determine future areas of investment capacity they would enable in current theatres • The potential and possible role of unmanned craft within future warfare • Balancing warfighter feedback on upcoming requirements alongside programme management realities Colonel Hans Werner Salewski, Commander, 15 Medium Transport Helicopter • Evaluating fleet numbers to determine the size of future platform Battalion, German Army procurements Colonel Christian J.H. Drouin, Wing Commander, 1 Wing Canadian Forces • Liaising with prime contractors to explore the potential of new technologies Colonel Magnus Westerlund, Commander, Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force 12.30 NETWORKING LUNCH HEAVY LIFT CAPABILTIES SUB-HUNTING AND UTILITY: MARITIME MULTIROLE HELICOPTERS14.00 FLEET MANAGEMENT AND UPGRADE OF IN SERVICE AIRCRAFT: THE DEVELOPING A COHERENT MARITIME HELICOPTER CAPABILTIY US ARMY CH-47 CHINOOK • Developing the AW101 for operations in Afghanistan • The crucial utility of heavy lift capabilities on combat operations • Managing requirements and expectations when a programme is under intense • Key performance improvements of the CH-47F model political scrutiny • Life cycle management of major components • Looking ahead to requirements and upgrades for a mix of platforms that are • Coping with the long term corrosive effects of sand on rotor blades yet to enter service • Ramp redesign for rapid ingress and egress • The value of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) /customer partnership • Selection and integration of the M134 gattling gun and greater integration to sustain a high-end capability • Feeding lessons learned back into the multinational Chinook users group Commander Curzo Pacific, Executive Officer, Naval Aviation, Italian Navy Thomas E. Neupert, Director, Cargo Sustainment Directorate, Cargo Helicopters, PEO Aviation, US Army14.40 ENABLING IMPROVED DEPLOYABILITY FOR AMPHIBIOUS FORCES: ATTAINING OPTIMAL PPROGRAMME MANAGEMENT STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT OF THE US MARINE CORPS’ NEW GENERATION CH-53K THROUGH COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS: THE MH-60R • Principle capabilities upgrades over previous CH-53 models • Leveraging long term relationships to develop new capabilities with • Overcoming integration challenges in the revised cockpit avionics international allies • Aerial refuelling capabilities and the potential for force multiplier effects • Understanding common requirements in the sub-hunting and maritime utility roles • Feedback from initial test and evaluation results and the implications for the • Utilising the potential for commonality with in service platforms to develop a timeline towards initial operational capability leaner supply chain Invited Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Craig Tallman, Programme Manager, • US-Australian cooperation on the “Romeo” standard platform CH-53K, US Naval Air Systems Command • Sharing of end-user feedback to enhance survivability Michael Sears, Deputy Programme Manager, PMA-271, US Naval Air Systems Command15.20 EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS FOR TILT ROTOR OPERATION OF A MULITROLE HELICOPTER SYSTEM IN SUPPORT OF TECHNOLOGY: EXPERIENCES FROM THE MV-22 OSPREY JOINT OPERATIONS • Combining payload with speed: The operational effects of tilt rotor technology • The benefit of starting with a purely military intended platform from the outset • Performance across multiple platforms and environments to create an aircraft • Fusion of sensors and data to create a complex tactical intelligence picture for the joint environment • Balancing the information flow in a single-pilot designed system • Utilising the payload of a heavy lift platform and the benefits for increased • Crew station tailoring and versatility for improved strategic task management force projection Commander Jol Woodard, Officer Commanding, 845 Naval Air Squadron, • The implications of vastly increased speed over existing Royal Navy • Models and the effects on escorts/force protection • Potential of the MV-22 as a platform for ISTAR missions Kenneth Morritz, International Programme Manager, MV-22 Osprey, US Naval Air Systems Command16.00 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING DAY ONE AFTERNOON SESSION: • Full motion video sharing with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to reduce LESSONS LEARNED FROM CURRENT HELICOPTER OPERATIONS AND fratricide and targeting errors THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAMME MANAGERS Invited Speaker: Lieutenant Herve Dechoux, CSAR Liaison Officer, French Air Force16.30 THE NEED TO DEVELOP SURVIVABILITY AND COMBAT RANGE: EXPERIENCES OF CASUALTY EVACUATION IN AFGHANISTAN 17.30 IMPROVING ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND LIFT: OPERATIONAL • Performance of existing Black Hawk aircraft and the vulnerabilities they RESULTS FROM THE SPANISH ARMY HELICOPTER UPGRADE currently face PROGRAMME • Specific survivability issues that arise when landing in hostile combat • Incorporating pilots feedback from “hot and high” conditions into the zones requirements loop • What are the extra requirements of fleet maintenance when a rapid • Identifying capability gaps within propulsion and rotor performance response capability is crucial? • Integration of new upgraded engines and gearbox and managing the • Boosting combat range to increase CASEVAC coverage stresses this places on the airframe • Lessons learned from Joint training exercises over the last 12 months • Operational performance of the Mk. 9 in Afghanistan and the benefits Colonel Billy Thompson, Commander, 563 Rescue Group, US Air Force the upgrade brings to tactical commanders • How will the lessons of this upgrade inform the development of the17.00 DEVELOPING HELICOPTER CAPABILTIY TO IMPROVE JOINT AW159 Wildcat PERSONNEL RECOVERY: THE FRENCH AIR FORCE EXPERIENCE Captain Javier Aguilar Gonzalez, Testing Flight Section Chief, 48th • Joint interoperability and information sharing through Link 16 Wing Maintenance Group, Spanish Air Force • Developing the ability to employ over the horizon reconnaissance through cooperation with UAVs 18.00 CHAIRMANS SUMMARY AND CLOSE OF DAY ONE • Cognitive decision aiding systems to reduce information overload and provide real-time information dominance 18.10 COCKTAIL RECEPTION 19.00 GALA DINNER 3
  4. 4. MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2011 08.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION 10.30 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING 09.00 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AND OPENING REMARKS 11.00 THE UK’S MOBILE AIR SUPPORT UNIT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM Colonel Keith Robinson (Ret’d), Former Programme Manager, Armed THE DEPLOYED REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF BATTLEFIELD Scout Helicopter, US Army HELICOPTERS • Dismantling legacy arrangements and attitudes to cope with the pace of DAY TWO MORNING SESSION: operations in the current war THROUGH LIFE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF HELICOPTERS • Directing contracted support into theatres with poor infrastructure and the role of outsourced supply chain 09.10 BOOSTING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN OEMs AND CUSTOMERS • Coping with specific maintenance issues unique to the current TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY operational theatre • Contracting for availability as a means of shifting the risk between Lieutenant Commander Ian Jones, Repair Manager, 1710 Squadron, customer and vendor Royal Navy • Outsourcing of key maintenance functions and management of the supply chain 11.40 OVERCOMING SUSTAINMENT AND OBSOLESENCE CHALLENGES • Potential implications of outsourced capability management for OF THE NETHERLANDS’ HELICOPTER FLEET THROUGH sovereign decision making ADVANCED LOGISTIC PROCESSES • Willingness to be flexible as a crucial step in boosting support • Airframe life extension on legacy platforms Wing Commander David John Tozer, Officer Commanding, Forward • Working with manufactures to deal with closed/proprietary software Support Wing, RAF Odiham issues • Adapting system level embedded diagnostics 09.50 COALITION BASED SUPPORT OF HELICOPTER OPERATIONS: • Wireless transmission of maintenance data of critical components NATO’S MAINTENANCE AND SUPPLY AGENCY • Utilising component tracking and traceability systems to reduce •Creating sustainable through life support that can withstand future downtime challenges and still deliver capability Major Eric Van Gerwen, Commander 930 Maintenance Squadron, •Incorporating the lessons learned from the support challenges of Royal Netherlands Air Force Afghanistan Confirmed Representative, Aviation Support Programme, NAMSA 12.20 NETWORKING LUNCH EVALUATING CURRENT CLOSE COMBAT ATTACK AND THE ESSENTIAL CAPABILITY: UTILITY HELICOPTERS SCOUT CAPABILITIES 13.50 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION TO INCREASE LETHALITY: DEVELOPING INTERGRATION OF A NEW HELICOPTER TYPE WITHIN AN THE NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE APACHE AH-64D TO SUPPORT OPERATIONAL FORCE: THE FINNISH ARMY’S NH-90 TACTICAL GROUND COMBAT OPERATIONS TRANSPORT HELICOPTER • Upgraded Hellfire missile capability and reports on operational performance to • Operational conversion of pilots and maintenance crews to understand the full date potential of the NH-90 TTH • Fire Control Radar systems and their use in conjunction with additional FLIR • The trials of being first: The disadvantages of not being able to call upon sensor systems another nation’s lessons learned • The ongoing value of unguided rocket systems for close air support missions • Working with the OEM and support contractor to define the through life cycle • Shared situational awareness with joint ISTAR assets for improved targeting management system Lieutenant Colonel Onno Eichelsheim, Helicopter Requirements Officer, • Early performance trend analysis drawing upon operator experience Apache Programme Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Anssi Vuole, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Battalion, Finnish Air Force 14.30 IDENTIFYING CRITICAL STEPS TOWARDS ACHIEVING FULL OVERCOMING TECHNICHAL CHALLENGES IN THE PREPARATION OF OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY: PRE-DEPLOYMENT PREPARATION OF DANISH HELICOPTERS FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN COMPLEX THE FRENCH ARMY’S TIGER OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS • Understanding the importance of speed and manoeuvrability in tactical flight • Integration of new avionics systems and assessing the software functionality • Improving communications with ground commanders and intelligence to • Mission management technology to address user feedback from increase speed and accuracy of response field/warfighter experience • Joint training to smooth out operational procedures in advance of deployment • Requirements to ensure that computing and electrical power is sufficient to • Integration of blade protection kits to improve survivability prevent future obsolescence issues Invited Speaker: Major Christophe Vincent, Programme Officer, Tiger • Operational roll-out of new systems to reduce aircrew workload Helicopter Programme Office, French MoD Preliminary Confirmed Speaker: Major Lars Henrik Thorngreen, Commander, 101 Squadron, Royal Danish Air Force 15.10 BOOSTING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND ENGINE PERFORMANCE UTILISING END-USER FEEDBACK TO IMPROVE REQUIREMENTS TO DELIVER AIR SUPPORT FOR THE MARINE AIR GROUND TASK SETTING AND UPGRADES PRIOR TO AN ISAF DEPLOYMENT: THE US FORCE : THE AH-1Z ZULU UTILITY HELICOPTER FORCE • Performance of the TSS 3rd generation FLIR and the importance of increased • Adaptation of the UH-60 to meet the Army’s needs imagery quality and target designation • The need for greater integration with the OEM when moving beyond the • Improving the pilot’s capability to engage targets with the Top Owl heads-up system baseline equipping standard • Utilising increased reliability and durability to boost sortie generation rates • Boosting engine power within the confines of the airframe to handle • Payload and speed improvements that enable greater weapons load Lieutenant Colonel William Jackson, Modification Product Manager, Utility Lieutenant Colonel Eric “Delta” Burke, H-1 Requirements Officer, OPNAV Helicopters, PEO Aviation, US Army N88, US Marine Corps 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING DAY TWO AFTERNOON SESSION: • The role of airpower in providing SOF mobility in COIN missions TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT OF PILOTS TO SUPPORT • The importance of SOF intra-theatre mobility capabilities for meeting the THE CURRENT OPERATIONAL TEMPO challenge of COIN operations Jim Teeple, NIAG 106 Special Operational Forces Working Group, Air 16.20 MULTINATIONAL TRAINING AND SUPPORT AS A MEANS TO Capability Group 5 (Mobility) NATO / Boeing COUNTER THE CURRENT DEPLOYABLE HELICOPTER SHORTFALL • Assessing the current aircrew and aircraft shortages and the impact this 17.20 DEVELOPING COALITION DOCTRINE TO SUSTAIN PILOTS AND has upon deployed operations FORCES ON CURRENT DEPLOYMENTS • The European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Training Programme as a • Recalibrating existing airpower doctrine from the AP500 system to reflect collaborative initiative to prepare aircrew for combat deployments the operational need for aircrew • Use of synthetic environments to further develop tactical training • Factoring in increased rotation of aircrew to enable the retention of the • Incorporating lessons learned from this phase of the programme into the most experienced pilots requirements for the Future Transport Helicopter • Consultation with recently acceded NATO nations to ensure that Wing Commander Andy Gray, Helicopter Project Officer, European standardisation is realistic and feasible Defence Agency • Looking towards the future of helicopter technologies and the need for forward thinking in doctrine writing 16.50 DEVELOPMENT OF A NATO CAPABILITY MATRIX FOR SPECIAL Confirmed Speaker, CSS Branch, NATO JAPCC OPERATIONAL FORCES’ AIRBORNE ASSETS • Creating a NATO standard for SOF mobility support 17.50 CHAIRMANS’ SUMMARY AND CLOSE OF DAY TWO • The importance of establishing performance variables for aircraft involved in the infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of SOF4 REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MILITARYHELICOPTEREVENT.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44 (0)20 7368 9300 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK
  5. 5. FOCUS DAYS Friday, 13th May 2011Focus Day A: Focus Day B: Networked & C4ISRPlatform Self Protection Technologies for Helicopters“Recognising the threat, protecting the “Integrating interoperable situationalplatform & securing the mission” awareness solutions to gain a tactical edge”Rationale: Rationale:Helicopters remain such a crucial and scarce resource that their protection The most crucial advantage of rotary wing assets is their flexibility, and theis paramount. Yet the operational conditions they currently face make ability to provide additional C4ISR support for the Joint battlespace hasthem significantly more vulnerable than we’d like. Consequently the level never been more important. Our Networked and C4ISR Technologiesof protection we must integrate needs to be constantly improved all the Focus Day is designed to highlight the challenges in sharing situationaltime within the tight constraints of engineering realities. The Platform Self awareness throughout the battlespace and the importance of networks inProtection focus day will show you how the world’s leading militaries are transmitting this data to multiple users. Focusing on the sensors thattackling the challenges of aircraft survivability, the technology that’s detect activity, the displays and systems that present the information tohelping them and the threats that they’re guarding against. Exploring the the warfighter and the relay of this information to other assets, thetrade-offs in the solutions available in today’s market, we’ll help you session will show you how to harness the power of C4ISR technology in aselect the systems that keep your crews and platform safe. coherent way that meets today’s operational needs.Benefits of attending: Benefits of attending:• Benchmark the capabilities of international militaries to understand • Enable your helicopters to share and receive situational awareness data how your systems will stand up to current threats so that your forces can see and act first• Explore new and innovative solutions to counter both high-tech and • Integrate systems within a complex airframe on time and on budget low-tech air defence systems to boost your platforms’ survivability • Design systems that benefit the warfighter and have smooth• Understand how to integrate countermeasure systems, overcome ergonomics that don’t result in information overload weight and power challenges, and reduce installation time • Hear requirements and lessons learned from leading militaries that will• Indentify solutions that let you detect and engage the source of the identify key capability gaps and areas for investment threat, giving your crews a tactical edge • Network with like minded peers who are not only interested in platform• Network with like minded peers who are not only interested in platform protection, but also in how solutions can be integrated and made to protection, but in how solutions can be integrated and made to work work08.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION 14.00 REGISTRATION09.00 OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW OF IN THEATRE THREATS TO 14.30 CREATION AND INTEGRATION OF AIRBORNE NETWORKS HELICOPTERS AND THEIR CREWS FOR ENHANCED COMMUNICATION AMONG PLATFORMS Squadron Leader Mike Kluth, SO2 Electronic Warfare, Joint Invited: Colonel Tony Potts, Aviation Systems Project Office, Helicopter Command, UK MoD* PEO Aviation, US Army09.30 EXPLORING FUTURE THREATS AND THE REQUIRED 15.00 ADVANCED AVIATION TRAINING TO EQUIP WARFIGHTERS EVOLUTION OF PLATFORM PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR JOINT AND COALITION OPERATIONS Michael Hargrove, Intelligence Specialist, Foreign Intelligence Representative, US Army Technology Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, US Army 15.30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING10.00 MULTI SPECTRAL JAMMING SOLUTIONS AND THE 16.00 SHARING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF ELECTRONIC FRATRICIDE OF FULL MOTION VIDEO FOR HELICOPTER OPERATIONS Wing Commander Chris Pitt (Retd), Former SO1 Electronic Invited: Lieutenant Colonel John Vannoy, Product Manager Warfare, Air Command, Royal Air Force Sensors and Simulators, PM Apache, US Army10.30 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING 16.30 BOOSTING SENSOR CAPABILTIES FOR ARMED SCOUT AND RECON HELICOPTERS11.00 ALLOWING AIRCREW TO RESPOND TO THREATS: Colonel Keith Robinson, Former Project Manager Armed INTEGRATION OF KINETIC SOLUTIONS FOR PLATFORM Reconnaissance Helicopter, PEO Aviation, US Army PROTECTION Lieutenant Colonel Jan Brozman, Platform Protection 17.00 END OF FOCUS DAY B Requirements, Slovakian Air Force11.30 RADIO FREQUENCY COUNTERMEASURES AND THEIR APPLICATION AGAINST COMMON MISSILE THREATS Lieutenant Colonel Rick Barnes, Aircraft Survivability Equipment Requirements Officer, OPNAV N8847, US Marine Corps12.00 DOMINATION OF THE ELECTRO-OPTICAL SPECTRUM: LASER AND INFRA RED COUNTERMEASURES Lieutenant Colonel Nicola Donati Guerrieri, Electronic Warfare Centre, Italian Air Force12.30 DEVELOPING CREW CONFIDENCE IN SURVIVABILITY SYSTEM PERFORMANCE13.00 NETWORKING LUNCH14.00 END OF FOCUS DAY A *Subject to final approvalREGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MILITARYHELICOPTEREVENT.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44 (0)20 7368 9300 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK 5
  6. 6. INDUSTRY INSIGHT: News, Interviews and Articles on the Military Helicopter Community Visit the Website Download Centre to Access Further Resources US buys into Boeing Apache Block III The US Defense Department has awarded Battlefield Helicopter Boeing a £247m contract to begin large- scale production of the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter. With an initial order of 51 Sustainability: of the rotorcraft to be manufactured, tested Lt. Cdr. Andrew Dunn, British Royal Navy and delivered, forward plans anticipate a total of 690 to make their way from the Global Strike facility in Mesa, Arizona, to US Lt. Cdr. Andrew Dunn, the repair manager Army bases worldwide. The platform has been in smooth development since 2006. It for the 1710 Naval Air Squadron of the provides an upgrade from the current AH- British Royal Navy, talks to Defence IQ on the 64D Apache, including a new 701D engine, challenges of fixing and sustaining rotary composite main rotor blades, split-torque face gear transmission, and an advanced wing aircraft, recent operational feedback network communications system… that has improved these capabilities, and how future campaigns may impact training. Raytheon responds to survivability request …Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy has contracted Defence IQ: As I understand, your unit has recently been commissioned as the Raytheon to deliver an enhanced protection 1710 Naval Air Squadron, a new unit of the Fleet Air Arm, and is no longer the solution to its helicopter fleet. The $14.8m handshake will see the procurement of 184 Mobile Aircraft Support Unit. Can you give us an overview of what your unit shipsets of the AN/ALE-47 Dual Dispenser does – where your people are currently stationed and what their Pod system to be integrated with CH-53 responsibilities are – and has the re-organization changed anything about the aircraft as an upgrade to the single-pod way you had been operating prior to the change? dispenser currently in use. The system has the capability to dispense chaff and flare to Lt Cdr Dunn: 1710 Naval Air Squadron is a new name for a group of teams which have existed counter incoming heat-seeking missiles fired for several decades. I can give you an overview of the roles of the Unit in the context of its pre- by advanced surface-to-air batteries, or from existing outputs – which continue. The three primary roles which we have historically delivered simpler mobile air-defense systems. are: provision of airworthiness advice to operators through scientific analysis of such things as oil and fuel samples, material failure modes and helicopter usage monitoring system out puts, modification of helicopters to deliver new capabilities and my own Section’s output; structural Russia delivers Mi-26 to China repair of UK military helicopters worldwide. All three departments operate across military rotary wing aviation and our scientific team also provides forensic analysis capabilities to UK military and China has acquired its third Mi26TC civilian aircraft accident investigation teams. Obviously, I cannot discuss individual deployments helicopter from Russia this year. Deployment but it should be clear to your readers from my description of our role that we are involved in of the craft is intended for civilian use, which some shape or form in all the UK’s current military operations around the world. Although we includes forest fire emergency response and have a new badge, nothing has really changed in the way that we deliver 24/7, 365 days a year rescue operations. In recent years, the Mi-26 direct support to operations. has been used for personnel and helicopter recovery in Afghanistan. The delivery fulfils a contract established last March between Defence IQ: What are the biggest overall obstacles for you in maintaining Rostvertol and Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., these rotary wing aircraft, and how are you managing these problems – or Ltd of China. Russian Helicopters, which indeed, what could be improved to aid your efficiency? owns Rostvertol, released a statement following the news to declare that it will Lt Cdr Dunn: My area is limited to structural issues but they share some common themes with establish a support and maintenance base in other aspects of general aircraft engineering problem solving; rapid and effective communications Quingdao to service Russian rotorcraft. to the other Agencies who provide support can often be a problem – especially out of working hours – and outside MoD groupings, reaction times to problem resolution requests often do not match the military need, primarily where the organisation concerned has not recognised the need UK Royal Navy sharpshooters get to supply 24/7 support to products or services. That said, once relationships with key individuals sharper are established, responses become available more quickly – my perception is that some of our suppliers as organisations are not set up to support us quickly on operations. Ease of reach back A new helmet-mounted optical sighting into places like design offices is the sort of issue I’m referring to here. The other problem that we system developed by BAE Systems will be specifically have is the broad spectrum of materials that designers have used over the years in assisting British door gunners on the Lynx building the types that we operate with. Whilst hindsight is always a wonderful thing, and better M8. The need for the ‘Q-Sight’ Gunner performance through the introduction of new technology and materials is something that every Remote Sighting Systems (GRSS) has been designer wishes to take advantage of, many of our materials problems occur at either end of the described as “mission critical” amid efforts through life spectrum; new types using new materials for which there is insufficient experience to to optimize situational awareness. The predict failure behaviours in differing environments produce challenges which can be very difficult lightweight clip-on device uses holographic to overcome. Similarly, obsolescent types require materials sometimes no longer in production or technology that projects flight and mission an approved alternative. Design, not just for ease of maintenance but for ease of structural repair information in front of the user’s immediate and modification should be a high level driver in selection of materials for new military types field of vision to enable more accurate target where a primary consideration should cover the fact that service lives are always likely to be identification. Aside to being fully extended through budgetary pressures once the aircraft has been procured. The more resilient compatible with current helmet designs and and repairable a design, the more supportable and available a type is likely to be. night vision goggles, it aims to reduce strain to the operator’s head and neck. To read the full article, visit our download centre at www.militaryhelicopterevent.com6 REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MILITARYHELICOPTEREVENT.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44 (0)20 7368 9300 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK
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