Enhancing Rotary Capability Through Future Vertical Lift Acquisition & Asset Modernization 

IDGA's 5th Annual International Military Helicopter Summit will provide a means to discuss the ongoing efforts to meet the next generation of innovative rotary wing aviation assets to bolster air and battlefield overmatch. The US Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program will develop the next generation of military helicopters. Along with continued modernization and maintenance, FVL is driving helicopter capability development on a global scale, ushering in a new age of rotorcraft capability.

The US military’s emphasis had long been focused on modernizing and maintaining existing rotorcraft platforms that were originally developed during the Cold War, while emphasis on new platform development was not as high. Following Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the DoD’s inquiry into the US armed forces’ rotorcraft capabilities found that these platforms did not meet the military’s current needs for speed, range, automation, survivability, maintainability and other critical capability sets. The FVL directive aims to provide a new family of military helicopters to eventually supplement and replace platforms such as the AH-64 Apache, OH-58 Kiowa and the UH-60 Black Hawk. These modernization efforts will ensure the United States’ dominance in the vertical lift domain throughout the 21st century and beyond.

The International Military Helicopter Summit will also provide an in-depth viewpoint into the rotary wing aviation capability development needs and efforts of our NATO and Allied Partners. Join our Summit for a senior-level understanding of the modernization and new platform development challenges experienced by our international partners in order to drive future collaborative initiatives for helicopter operations, capabilities, and programs.

Join IDGA’s International Military Helicopter Summit for the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, our International partners, solutions providers, and subject matter experts across the rotorcraft community. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to drive the conversation for the next-generation of military helicopters.

2019 Speakers Include:

By attending this valuable conference, you will:


Get face to face with senior military officials and industry leaders to drive real-time feedback and actionable discussions


Examine new technologies being developed and explore the ramifications for the industry


Build collaborative partnerships with military and industry representatives in our workshops and networking breaks


Gain a broader perspective of the current challenges to rotary aviation, an understanding of the FVL Directive, and our international allies' challenges

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CEOs, Directors of Engineering, and top US Armed Forces officials are already signing up to join us at the summit. Take a look at last year's attendee list and let us know if you would like to join these experts.


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