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Expert Interview: Survivability, emerging threats and autonomous platforms

Expert Interview: Survivability, emerging threats and autonomous platforms

Survivability in the future battlespace depends on a number of factors and rotary wing operations mush recapitalise and modernise in order to create a full spectrum force which is capable of meeting the demands of a challenging security environment. Defence IQ spoke exclusively to Major Dana Howe, AH-1Z Instructor Pilot, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One to discuss: 

- The key challenges likely to affect survivability in the future battlespace

- How the role of helicopters will evolve over the next decade

- Specific new threats that  will most significantly effect the rotary domain

- The prevalence of manned and unmanned platforms and systems

2020 Global Military Helicopter Market Report

2020 Global Military Helicopter Market Report

Defence IQ compiled its update of the annual Global Military Helicopters report, highlighting key requirements and ongoing programmes around the world. Emerging concepts for future vertical lift across the globe are furthering our understanding of how next-generation rotary wing aircraft should be designed, deployed and sustained to meet the demands of the complex and contested multi-domain environment.

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This report offers insights into the activity of nations that have confirmed their attendance at International Military Helicopter 2020, such as:

  • United States – Marine Corps’ $29 billion acquisition of 200 CH-53K platforms and the DoD’s $154.8 million contract modification with Boeing to procure new-build Apache AH-64E attack helicopters
  • United Kingdom – contract with FLIR to provide the Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance System nano unmanned helicopter
  • Germany – replacement of the CH-53 fleet from 2020
  • Greece – request to buy up to seven MH-60R multi-mission helicopters from the US FMS service
  • Argentine - $2.5 million contract with state-owned Fàbrica Argentina de Aviones company to put into service ten of the 20 Agusta-Bell AB206 helicopters purchased from the Italian government
  • Poland – plans to acquire new attack helicopters through the Kruk project
  • Portugal – replacement of its Alouette III fleet with the AW1 19 MkII Koala 
  • Netherlands – $1.19 billion modernisation of 28 AH-64D Block II attack helicopters to AH-64E standard

Top three benefits of downloading this report:

  1. Know top acquisition priorities from countries that will be present at International Military Helicopter
  2. Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at International Military Helicopter 
  3. Gain insights into investment trends from your peers

Chaired by Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo, Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command United States Army, International Military Helicopter 2020 will focus on defining the future of vertical lift. To view the agenda, please click here


Defence iQ Business Development Pack

Defence iQ Business Development Pack

The defence enterprise is expanding as commercial industry and SMEs innovate and reshape future force design considerations. Public-private sector collaboration to solve the Defence community’s most complex problems is therefore more important than ever.

Defence iQ’s digital platform can provide your business with those invaluable touch points from which to enhance your brand, demonstrate thought leadership, and connect with and educate a global network of military end users and government executives about your strategic vision and latest technological developments.

Across our portfolio of marketing, market intelligence and business development opportunities, our services are designed to meet your evolving needs and achieve new business growth. From large-scale online conferences, webinars, and B2B intelligent matchmaking, to our suite of bespoke digital solutions, we have the experience and resources to help your business grow in 2021 and beyond

2021 Concept Agenda

2021 Concept Agenda

Struggling to generate demand for your solution?

The pandemic has disrupted many traditional business development opportunities, including face-to-face meetings and events. We can help International Military Helicopter is the only opportunity to network online with senior military and government leaders who are actively looking for solutions to current and future capabilities of military helicopters. You can communicate your brand value and demonstrate thought leadership and generate valuable leads for your pipeline with online speaking opportunities.


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Winning today and preparing for tomorrow: Insight into Military Helicopter Operational and Acquisition Challenges

Winning today and preparing for tomorrow: Insight into Military Helicopter Operational and Acquisition Challenges

Rotary wing platforms are confronted with a wide range of physical, environmental and logistical challenges limiting mission success. For the past 17 year, the International Military Helicopter conference has been facilitating the discussion within the community and with the industry. 

Ahead of this year's summit, Defence IQ had the privilege to discuss with our co-chairmen, Colonel Jayson Altieri, Chief of Staff of the Army's Chair at the National War College from the U.S. Army and Colonel Paul Edwards (Ret), a former Chief of Staff of the Army Aviation from the British Army, both of whom are subject matter experts and experienced military leaders. In this exclusive interview, discover their view on the enduring need for military and industry to come together to share challenges and discuss current requirements. 

Military Helicopters: International Challenges

Military Helicopters: International Challenges

The adaptability of the modern military helicopter, its potential for multi-role and multi-mission deployment, and its ability to penetrate the most austere and hostile environments is testament to its enduring value to armies, air forces, navies and special forces, demonstrated by the increasing spending figures in new platforms, modernization of existing fleets, MRO and serviceability, and sophisticated payloads. But such a diverse set of operations and roles presents the helicopter commander with a complex set of challenges that span technical, tactical and strategic dimensions.

Here, we take an early look at a selection of developments and challenges facing some of the international end-users attending this year's International Military Helicopter conference, including Nepal, France, the USA and the NATO Support & Procurement Agency.

We also provide updates from the commercial sector with insight from companies developing solutions on both sides of the cost and capability scales, including BLR and MD Helicopters...