July 29 - 31, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Conference Day 2

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

9:00 am - 9:45 am Guiding FVL Contracting Solutions to Meet Timelines in Support of Army & Unified Land Operations

Mr. Joseph Giunta - Executive Director, Army Contracting Command - Redstone
- Contracting efforts to support FVL development efforts
- Driving collaboration at Redstone with FVL counterparts to meet Army timelines
- Meeting FARA time lines ahead of time: strategies to limit schedule delays
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Mr. Joseph Giunta

Executive Director
Army Contracting Command - Redstone

9:45 am - 10:30 am The Future of Vertical Lift: Preparing the Way Forward (an Industry Perspective)

Randy Rotte - Director of Business Development for Cargo Helicopters and Future Vertical Lift Programs, Boeing
-Determining the balance between speed, capability and affordability
-It’s more than just the aircraft
-Leveraging expertise to deliver to the Warfighters
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Randy Rotte

Director of Business Development for Cargo Helicopters and Future Vertical Lift Programs
Boeing

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive


11:15 am - 12:00 pm Building the Army and FVL of the Future: Driving Modernization Efforts for Army Acquisition

Jeffrey White - Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, US Army
- Efforts to guide Army acquisition processes to support future FVL integration
- Today’s modernization will be tomorrow’s readiness: Acquisition reform efforts to rapidly provide new level of capability
- Guiding Army Acquisition and Modernization strategies to make Soldiers more lethal
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Jeffrey White

Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
US Army

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Technologies Behind the Curtain: Enabling Future Capabilities of Military Helicopter Operations

Layne Merritt - Acting Director for Aviation Development, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center
- Driving manned and unmanned aircraft teaming to bolster Army aviation rotary lethality
- Current lines of effort with the degraded visual environment (DVE) mitigation program
- Understanding the future for the Future Airborne Reconnaissance Aircraft
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Layne Merritt

Acting Director for Aviation Development
Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch



1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Key Challenges in Rotary Wing Aircraft Survival to be Met for Increased Performance and Survivability of Army Aviators

Colonel Mark McPherson - Incoming Commander, United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
- Driving crew survival in military helicopter operations
- Aeromedical aspects of flying in degraded visual environments (DVE)
- Evaluating the psychological, cognitive, and sensory requirements associated with manned-unmanned teaming operations
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Colonel Mark McPherson

Incoming Commander
United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Driving Rotary Fleet Modernization & Acquisition Efforts to Bolster Czech Air Force Competencies

Colonel Rudolf Straka - Chief of the Combat Training Department (A7), The Czech Air Force HQ
- Current lines of acquisition efforts for the Czech Air Force and Armed Forces
- Efforts to advance current conventional and special operations helicopter support mission sets
- MRO’s effect on modernization and technological change on future helicopter concepts

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Colonel Rudolf Straka

Chief of the Combat Training Department (A7)
The Czech Air Force HQ

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Revolutionary VTOL Designs for Extreme Flight Missions

Inder Chopra - Director, Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
- Vertical Flight Society creative design efforts for rotorcraft development
- Unmanned disaster relief delivery vehicles, and delivery drone utilization in urban settings
- Managing the challenge of manned unmanned teaming
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Inder Chopra

Director
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit