Online Conference Day 2

Everything you need to know about International Military Helicopter USA's second online day!

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Logging In to Online Conference

This session will focus on outlining the need for integration of effective maintenance protocol within the design of FVL craft. It will provide an inside look at how FVL maintenance procedures should be dictated during development to better serve helicopter platforms and increase their longevity and flexibility.

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Wesley Easley

Deputy Operations Officer, 128th Aviation Brigade
United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence

The Director of the Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team will discuss how collaboration is driving the latest developments in FVL for delivering improved lethality, reach and survivability capabilities to support the operational environment and respond effectively to threats in the field. This includes topics such as the integration of UAS (supplementary fixed wing craft; incorporated payloads with air launched effects) and the continued automation of sensors, avionics systems and targeting and weapons systems.

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Brigadier General Walter Rugen

Director
Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army Futures Command, U.S. Army

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Vertical Lift in Israel – Developmental and Operational Challenges

Brigadier General Amir Keren - Israeli Air Force Attaché and Deputy Defense Attaché to the U.S., Israel Defense Forces

This session will focus on the needs and mission sets for future rotary aircraft in Israel. This session will discuss:

·        US partnerships on FVL development

·        Challenges for acquisition and maintenance – is rotorcraft update necessary?

·        unique elements for in rotary operations in Israel, such as weather, terrain, survivability and mobility

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Brigadier General Amir Keren

Israeli Air Force Attaché and Deputy Defense Attaché to the U.S.
Israel Defense Forces

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Break


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Revising Operational Concepts for Future Helicopter Operations in the Netherlands

Air Commodore Robert Adang - Commander, Dutch Defense Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force

This session will begin with an overview of the Dutch Helicopter Command and ongoing developments for the DHC, including funded plans and major drivers for change. The main focus of the presentation will be understanding the multi-domain needs for future helicopter operations across the Netherlands unique geography. 

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Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander, Dutch Defense Helicopter Command
Royal Netherlands Air Force

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Helicopter Operations in the Australia – Evolving Strategies

Commodore Matthew Hudson - Australian Defense Attaché to the U.S, Royal Australian Navy

Australia presents a unique battlespace for rotary operations, and are consistently one of the leaders in the rotary aircraft development space. This panel will discuss the challenges for their military in the next generation of development, particularly on the needs for future acquisition of FVL rotary aircraft from the United States.

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Commodore Matthew Hudson

Australian Defense Attaché to the U.S
Royal Australian Navy

The V-22 Osprey program has marked a revolutionary shift in helicopter design since the aircraft’s inception in 1989, and its designs, operational capacity and procurement history can serve as a model for FVL development. This session will focus on a rundown of the latest on the V-22 program and provide lessons learned for rotary aircraft development and acquisition moving forward.

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Colonel Matthew Kelly

Program Manager, V-22 Joint Program (PMA-275)
Program Executive Office - Air ASW, Assault & Special Mission, USMC

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm End of Summit