CONFERENCE DAY ONE (25 February): VISION 2030

9:00 am - 9:05 am WELCOME REMARKS FROM DEFENCE IQ

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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command
United States Army

9:15 am - 9:45 am OPENING KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE ARMY AVIATION ENTERPRISE

  • Rethinking the force structure to support multi-domain helicopter operations again a peer adversary.
  • Integrating FVL within the future joint force, and planning for a capability transition
  • Preparing for long-range assault operations in a contested operating environment – delivering range and reach for the future helicopter force
  • Where are the opportunities for the future Army Aviation enterprise? Embedding autonomy and exploiting innovation in readiness for the future fight?

9:45 am - 10:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM BELL HELICOPTER, THE FIVE STAR LEAD PARTNER


10:15 am - 10:45 am DELIVERING A JOINT HELICOPTER CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE

  • Enabling the UK’s future joint operations and retaining air manoeuvre in the complex battlespace
  • Establishing common doctrine and TTPs to support interoperability for NATO’s helicopter forces
  • Supporting force integration at the operational and tactical levels. Considerations for complex mission sets
  • Networking the future helicopter force. Enhancing connectivity intra-force and inter-force

10:45 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT IN A SPECIAL FORCES CONTEXT

  • Deploying globally to execute dynamic missions in challenging environments
  • Modernising to provide enhanced combat power for the joint force. Leveraging AI as a critical component of future USASOC aviation
  • Refining TTPS to support lethality and readiness for JMDO
  • Sustainig communications and mission command in the contested environment

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm REVISING OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE HELICOPTER OPERATIONS

  • Short-term priorities for the Dutch Defence Helicopter Command. Driving up availability and retaining personnel
  • Defining an operational concept which better reflects the characteristics of the multi-domain operating environment.
  • Avoiding stovepiping and developing a combined approach to multiple mission sets
  • Creating a continuum of operations which recognizes network-centricity, unmanned systems integration and small-scale deployments as components of every mission set
  • Applying a new operational concept to standardize training and create synergy across the full-spectrum of joint operations – ultimately supporting the ability to deliver joint effects

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm DELIVERING LETHAL AND SURVIVABLE VERTICAL LIFT

  • Delivering manoeuvrability, range and lethality for future vertical lift
  • Defining critical capabilities for next-generation platforms – building a modular system architecture and embedding cyber resilience
  • Assuring platform survivability for complex operations in the contested environment

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm FROM TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION TO READINESS – MEETING THE FUTURE THREAT

  • Technology as a game-changer; introducing new capabilities and CONOPS
  • Harnessing data to ensure future forces can compete and win. From C2ISR to condition-based maintenance
  • Delivering a resilient information architecture which can take advantage of the connected battlespace without increasing vulnerability to cyber and IW threats
  • Developing the architecture for advanced teaming. Integrating manned rotatry, unmanned systems and air-launched effects to accomplish greater situational awareness, lethality and survivability

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm THE VISION FOR FRANCE’S FUTURE HELICOPTERS

  • Helicopters in the post-2030 air domain. Providing an enabler that can integrate with the future joint force
  • The impact of autonomy on future operational concepts. Successfully integrating manned unmanned teaming
  • Optionally manning future helicopters. Identifying technical and doctrinal considerations and minimising risk for future assets and crews

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm RAPIDLY DEPLOYING CANADA’S HELICOPTERS FOR OPERATIONS TODAY AND TOMORROW

  • Sustaining a decisive command and control function for Canada’s helicopters as they deploy in the complex theatre
  • Increasing connectivity across the force and enabling joint force integration
  • Integrating unmanned systems as a vital force multiplier within the future air mix
  • How will unmanned systems support the future manned helicopter platform?
  • To what extent can unmanned rotary systems operate autonomously?
  • How might the unmanned system gap-fill for the manned platform in the high-threat, contested environment?
  • Can the survivability of those platforms be high enough?
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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command
United States Army

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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command
United States Army

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION HOSTED BY BELL HELICOPTER