Defining the Future of Vertical Lift
In the United States and around the world, emerging concepts for future vertical lift are advancing our understanding of how next-generation rotorcraft should be designed, deployed and sustained to meet the demands of a complex, contested and multi-domain operating environment. Even as requirements continue to be shaped, we are beginning to see a vision for the future helicopter force which will rely on increased range, speed, survivability and payload, open architectures, connectivity and unmanned systems integration – to name a few. Given the scope of our ambition, it is imperative that we meet to align these future platforms with the threats they will face, and to ensure – as we prepare for new aircraft – that we manage the capability gap to sustain the highest possible standards of readiness, both for today and for tomorrow.
International Military Helicopter unites more than 200 military and industry leaders, at a strategic forum designed to assure the role of the military helicopter by supporting the delivery of capability in practice. Organised in 2020 across three specifically themed days – Vision 2030, War Fighter Readiness/Current Operations and Platform Sustainment – it provides a unique opportunity to look across the life-cycle of the platform, offering a world-class program led by operators, capability leaders and technical specialists alike. Though future capability-focused, the forum does not ignore the challenges of the present, and it remains the opportunity to prepare for the full-spectrum of operations, from combat to search and rescue, logistics to humanitarian support. Covering everything from manned-unmanned teaming to training and predictive maintenance, it offers an unparalleled chance to ensure our forces are ready to fight and win, whenever they might be called upon to do so.
Here's what to expect in 2020 at #IMHelicon
Keynotes for 2020 Include:
Chief of Staff
Peruvian Air Force
Director, Army Aviation
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff J3/5/7, US Army
Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry of Defence
Director of Training
Portuguese Air Force
Commodore Fleet Air Arm & Assistant Chief of Staff (Carrier Strike and Aviation)
Commander, Army Aviation
Head of Capability Air Manoeuvre
Director Fleet Readiness
Royal Canadian Air Force
Program Executive Officer, Aviation
Commander Naval Aviation
Royal Malaysian Navy
Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Management
German Air Force
Chief of Operations & Chief Integration Officer, Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team
Head of the Aircraft Inspection and Receiving Group LYNX
Supervisor of the Army Aviation Strategic Program
Head of NH90 Operations, Helicopter Branch
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Branch Chief, Rotary Requirements / FVL
5 Key Questions for IMH 2020:
How will operational concepts and doctrine for vertical lift adapt to meet the demands of multi-domain operations?
How will unmanned systems support future helicopter forces, and what are the limits of autonomy in the future air domain?
How applicable is ‘multi-role’ as a concept for future helicopter design?
Apart from autonomy, what are the other critical capabilities which will define next-generation platforms?
How can we drive up availability and reduce downtime, and how can the MRO and logistics model be improved?
See what our past attendees thought!
"It was an excellent events goatherd most of the military helicopter users to meet each others and exchange experiences and have better understanding for so many concepts discussed."Royal Saudi Air Force
"It was very good for networking and getting new information from the industry in line of work"Finnish Defence Force
"It is always worth for me to attend both the presentation but also for contact opportunities"Hensoldt France SAS
"Quality of the information and networking opportunities in an informal environment"Hensoldt France SAS
"Attractive high level conference"KIT-AERO
"Best Event you have conducted due to the large USG presence"BELL