Lieutenant Colonel David Bristol to Deliver Keynote Address at IDGA’s Army Aviation Summit

IDGA Editor

New York, NY – June 11, 2010 The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) is pleased to anounce the Army Aviation Summit scheduled for June 28 - 30, 2010 at the Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, Virginia.

Attendees to IDGA’s Army Aviation Summit will hear from keynote speaker, LTC David P. Bristol, USA, Product Manager Light Utility Helicopter, Utility Helicopter Project Office. LTC Bristol’s highly anticipated session, "We can upgrade it. We have the technology. Utility Helicopters: Better, Stronger, Faster" will address the current production and projected path ahead of the remarkably economical UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter. The UH-72A Lakota is a principal model of how aviation leadership and staff have successfully executed rapid acquisition of a new system that is a commercial/non-developmental item which is ultimately the Army’s modernization goal.

The 2010 USArmy’s Aviation modernization strategy includes a combination of procuring and upgrading existing aviation systems, developing new systems, and buying off-the-shelf equipment. Through a combination of technical examination sessions and key case studies, IDGA’s Army Aviation Summit will identify performance of current aviation systems platforms, potential growth areas, and the long term focus of the US Army Aviation community.

Helicopters are not the only focus point; IDGA’s Army Aviation Summit will delve into all aspects of U.S. Army Aviation – Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Aircraft Survivability, Equipment, Training and many more.

Additional sessions will include:

  • Manned/Unmanned Common Architecture Program (MCAP) Development And Network Centric Flight Tests
    Dale Johnson, Deputy Director Systems Integration, Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, US Army
  • Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System
    COLRay Jones, USA, Program Manager, AMF JTRS
  • A 160T Hummingbird Highlight: VTOLS: Challenges And Current R&D Efforts
    COLChristopher Miller, USA, PEO-Rotary Wing, Special Operations Research Development and Acquisitions Center, USSOCOM

IDGA’s Army Aviation Summit will bring together the key stakeholders in the US Army Aviation community. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network and forge new partnerships with high ranking government officials and top industry leaders.

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