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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

The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Helicopter Operations in Colombia

Colombia has been battling fierce insurgent groups since the 1960s, and Major General Emiro Barrios was one of the key commanders who oversaw the Colombian Army’s helicopter missions and the introduction of Black Hawk helicopter that enabled critical gains in the war on insurgency.

Defence iQ recently sat down with Major General Emiro Barrios (Ret), former Commander, Colombian Air Army Aviation to discuss The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Helicopter Operations in Colombia.

Key questions from our interview included:

  • How has the Colombian Army's operational strategy and doctrine has evolved in the past two decades?
  • What were Colombia’s key priorities, and what were the biggest challenges they faced?
  • How will a changing role for combat helicopters impact army tactics, training, and interoperability?

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International Military Helicopter 2019 Post Show Report

International Military Helicopter 2019 gathered more than 200 military and industry leaders to provide a global perspective on helicopter operations, current and future. Chaired by Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Kenneth E. Tovo, Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command, United States Army, the three-day programme covered training, MRO, platform survivability and provided a comprehensive look at the challenges facing helicopter forces. 

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Download this report to get access to:

  • An exclusive interview conducted with Chairman Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Kenneth E. Tovo ahead of International Military Helicopter 2020, outlining his highlights of the 2019 event and what he expects from the 2020 edition
  • The top four takeaways from the 2019 event
  • A breakdown of attendees, both from military/government representatives and industry organisations
  • The 2019 senior speaker faculty
  • The 2019 programme in review, with summaries from the following presentations
  • PEO aviation - delivering lethal and survivable vertical lift with agility, now and in the future by Brigadier General Thomas Todd, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
  • The role of rotary assets in counter terrorism and drug interdiction operations by Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea, Chief of Staff, Peruvian Air Force
  • The role of rotary assets in delivering a rapid response capability for the Canadian Armed Forces by Major General Christian Drouin, Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • An exclusive interview conducted onsite at the 2019 event with Joel Best, Director, Global Military Sales & Strategy, Bell, which will sponsor again in 2020
  • 2019 event sponsors and 2020 early confirmed sponsors
  • An exclusive preview of what to expect at International Military Helicopter 2020 

International Military Helicopter 2020 will be organised across three specifically-themed days – Vision 2030, War Fighter Readiness/Current Operations and Platform Sustainment. You can view the agenda of the conference, by clicking here

Global Military Helicopters - Holdings Report 2018-2019

Ahead of the 2019 International Military Helicopter conference, we have put together this detailed holdings report offering the most recent data on the rotary aircraft currently being operated or on order across international air forces, armies and navies.