25 - 27 February, 2020 | LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Conference Day 2

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo, Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command at United States Army

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command
United States Army

9:10 am - 9:40 am MINIMISING RISK IN THE ROTARY DOMAIN

·         Cuts to the defence budget are causing the irreparable loss of helicopter flying skills
·         Adopting strategies to retain pilot capabilities
·         Approaches to minimise risks of platform failure

9:40 am - 10:10 am SESSION RESERVED FOR:

10:10 am - 10:40 am THE ROLE OF ROTARY ASSETS IN DELIVERING A RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

10:40 am - 11:10 am THE REDEVELOPMENT OF DUTCH ROTARY WING CAPABILITIES

·         Upgrades of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache en CH-47 Chinook helicopters
·         Developing future-proof operational concepts and capabilities
·         Preparing the Defence Helicopter Command for joint operations in a multi-domain environment
Air Commodore Robert Adang, Commander at Dutch Defence Helicopter Command

Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander
Dutch Defence Helicopter Command

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

9:10 am - 9:50 am MANAGING THE FUTURE TRAINING CAPABILITIES OF THE GERMAN ARMY AVIATION

 ·      Realignment and continuous development of the "Basic Helicopter Training"
·      Multinational Cluster - Customization and modularization of the helicopter training for foreign partner nations
·      Continuous and quick adaptation of national and international security considerations for the operational flight training

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm HELICOPTER OPERATIONS, HIGH AND HOT

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm THE ROLE OF ROTARY WING ASSETS IN DELIVERING A RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR THE HELLENIC ARMED FORCES

Major General Christos Iliopoulos, Director, Army Aviation at Hellenic Army

Major General Christos Iliopoulos

Director, Army Aviation
Hellenic Army

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm ROBUST TACTICAL ROTARY-WING TRAINING : THE TRANSITION FROM AN FMS PROCUREMENT TO A COMBAT CAPABILITY

·         Limited availability US Army and Marine Corps tactical rotary-wing training slots
·         Importance of multi-ship tactics and live-fire training in FMS procurements
·         Options for US partners to plan and request to meet objectives, budget, and schedule

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm CREW TRAINING IN THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE: BALANCING LIVE AND SYNTHETIC

·         RNAF crew training infrastructure
·         Current challenges in increasing training rates and enhancing readiness
·         Training Helicopter Door Gunners and the use of the new simulator to reduce costs 

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: STRUCTURING ROTORCRAFT TRAINING CAPABILITY

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm A ROBUST APPROACH FOR DANISH DEFENCE AND PREPAREDNESS

·         Training initiatives to enhance operational capabilities
·         Establishing a permanent helicopter response based in the Copenhagen area at very high readiness in support of the police's counter-terrorist preparedness
·         Potential cost optimisation related to the EH101 capacity
·         Procurement to development capacity in anti-submarine warfare

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF POLAND’S HELICOPTER FLEET

·         Assessment of current asset capabilities
·         Preparing for operations in future operational environments, including EW and denied spaces
·         What capabilities are required in future acquisitions
·         Maximising efficiency through enhanced training procedures

11:40 am - 12:10 pm CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: SUPPORTING MULTINATIONAL OPERATIONS

·         Common Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).
·         Challenges for coalition CAS employment
·         Joint and Allied interaction and training.
·         Operational perspectives on H-1 CAS employment.
·         Considerations for future CAS execution.
·         MAWTS-1 and WTI 

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm SPIKE ELECTRO OPTIC WEAPON SYSTEM EVOLUTION

·         Operational experience, challenges and potential
·         What the next generation Spike is bringing to Combat Helicopter 

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm ROTARY ASSETS AS PART OF TAIWAN’S MULTIPLE DETERRENCE AND RESOLUTE DEFENCE STRATEGY

·         Rotary assets playing a pivotal role in boosting Taiwan’s combat capabilities and its defensive needs
·         Commissioning of the second Apache Guardian squadron
·         Avionics upgrades to maximise visibility