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SAE Media Group's Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2022 conference is returning for its seventh successful year on the 18th - 19th May 2022 as a live and in person event in Budapest. As the only conference specialising on rotary systems in the Central and Eastern Europe, this will be a unique opportunity to network with numerous leading Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.

Unlike other events, this conference is a meeting for the military helicopter community across Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on the selection and procurement of new platforms and systems as a means of securing strategic success, whilst putting in place the necessary mechanisms for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of existing legacy platforms. This is the only event that provides a regional focus on Eastern European nations seeking to develop and modernise their fleets, along with NATO and international partners seeking strategic insights into cooperation and interoperability across the region.

 

This conference represents a unique opportunity to explore new technologies and programmes from industry and exhibitors at the only regionally dedicated military helicopter conference in 2022

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2022 Highlights:

  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe
  • A unique focus on multipurpose helicopter technology and joint force interoperability
  • Briefings on: Rotary Procurement, Platform Upgrades and Modernisation, Interoperability, and National Defence Priorities and Capabilities
  • Informal networking time so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional helicopter programmes today
  • The opportunity to hear from and meet key industry experts as well as influential military representatives




 

 

  • Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Helicopter Engine Manufacturers
  • Integrated Mission Systems
  • Sensor Technology Providers
  • Weapons System Experts
  • Protective Systems Engineers
     

Aeromedia A S; AgustaWestland; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH; Army Air Corps; Babcock International; Bell Helicopter; Bell Helicopter Textron; Breeze-Eastern ; British Embassy; Commando Helicopter Force; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; DE&S; DSTL; FN Herstal; French Air Force; French Embassy; Honeywell; Joint Helicopter Command; Kongsberg; Leonardo; Letectví a kosmonautika; Lidové Noviny; MBDA; MBDA UK Ltd.; Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic; Mladá Fronta a.s. ; National Research Council Canada- Institute for Aerospace Research; NAVAIR; Naval Air Systems Command; Patria Aviation Oy; Polish Armed Forces; S3, Inc.; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Slovakian Air Force; Slovenian Ministry of Defence ; Smith E; U S Army Aviation Center; United States Marine Corps; US Embassy Prague; Vector Aerospace International Ltd; Zespól Badan i Analiz Militarnych Sp. z o.o.; Zodiac Aerospace - Data Systems;
 

Conference programme

8:20 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Tamas Bali

Colonel Tamas Bali, Deputy Base Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces 86. Szolnok Helicopter Base

9:00 Lessons from the Integration of H145M And H225M Platforms into The Hungarian Air Force

Brigadier General Jozsef Koller

Brigadier General Jozsef Koller, 86th Helicopter Base Garrison Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces
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• The technical challenges of upgrading from legacy platforms.
• Overcoming generational training gaps within the Hungarian Air Force.
• Creation of national H145M pilot training capability and its initial incorporation into cadet training.
• The impact of the HForce weapon system on maximising operational efficiency.
 

9:30 Update on the Croatian Airforce’s Helicopter Capability

Brigadier General Michael Krizanec

Brigadier General Michael Krizanec, Commander, Croatian Air Force
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• Reviewing the role of the Mi fleet in Croatian service.
• Progress of the implementation of the UH-60M into the Croatian Air Force.
• Status of the OH-58D and Bell-206
• Evaluating training trends and updates.
• Future plans for the Croatian Air Force.
 

10:00 Morning Coffee

10:30 An Update on the Procurement and Implementation of New Helicopter Technology Across the Czech Armed Forces

Colonel Martin Jandourek

Colonel Martin Jandourek, Commander 22nd Wing, Czech Air Force
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• Preparation for the arrival of Uh-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter platforms intended to replace the Russian made Mi-24/35.
• The way ahead to keep the Mi-171Sh fleet serviceable and interoperable.
• Operational and training challenges of a small-scale fleet operator.
 

11:00 Perspectives of the new German Army Helicopter Command and its role in training cooperation and future developments of Army Aviation

Colonel Bodo Schutte

Colonel Bodo Schutte , DCOM & Director of the Trainig & Education Division, German Army

• Evaluating the role of the International Helicopter Training Centre, and the Rotary-Wing Army System Centre in promoting international cooperation and mission success.
• The use of virtual and simulated training in enhancing pilot skills.
• Operational lessons about the requirements for German rotary capacity.
 

11:30 Modernization of MIL Mi-8/17/171 helicopters - PBS

12:00 Enhancing Austrian Rotary Wing Capabilities Through the Procurement of Upgraded Platforms

Brigadier General Wolfgang Luttenberger

Brigadier General Wolfgang Luttenberger, Commander Austrian Aviation Brigade, Ministry of Defence, Austria
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• Discussing the recent procurement deal for 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to replace and expand on the capability of the Alouette III fleet.
• Overview of the S-70 Black Hawk upgrade programme.
• Utilising assets in support of regional allies, as well as internationally.
• Reflecting on the importance of joint exercises for enhanced interoperability in areas of tactics and training.
 

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Enhancing The Potential of Rotorcraft to Provide Greater Reach, Lethality and Protection

Major General Walter T. Rugen

Major General Walter T. Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army
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• Progress on the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme.
•.Transforming Battlefield Geometry
• The operational and strategic opportunities of the FVL programme.
   

14:00 Enhancing Slovenian Air Operations Through the Use of Both Bell 412 and Eurocopter AS532 Platforms

Lieutenant Colonel Janez Gaube

Lieutenant Colonel Janez Gaube, Wing Commander and Air Force Commander, Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF)
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• The suitability for multirole utility platforms for Slovenian air operations.
• Evaluating the success of the acquisition and implementation process of modern platforms into the Slovenian Air Force.
• Challenges for future upgrades to Slovenian rotary wing capability.
• Plans to develop Slovenian rotary capability.
 

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Enhancing Helicopters Survivability – Innovative Technologies in the Field of Airborne Missile Protection Systems

Mr Gur Cohen

Mr Gur Cohen, Marketing Director, Bird Aerosystems Ltd
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15:30 How The European Defence Agency Helicopter Programme Delivers Interoperability

Mr. Jose Pablo Romera Martin

Mr. Jose Pablo Romera Martin, EDA Project Officer Rotary Wing, European Defence Agency
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• The status of EDA helicopter training delivered through the Helicopter Tactics Course (HTC) and the Helicopter Instructor Tactics Course (HTIC).
• Promoting enhanced cooperation in helicopter training between allied nations.
• Evaluating the success of the BLADE series helicopter exercises and exploring what has been learnt.
• Preparation and goals for the ‘Fire Blade 2022’ exercise to take place in Hungary.
• Maximising the potential of multinational helicopter training initiatives through the establishment of the Multinational Helicopter Training Centre (MHTC) in Sintra, Portugal.
 

16:00 The Value of The Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) In Maximising Interoperability

• Widening the ‘spectrum of training’ delivered on new platforms.
• Evaluating the core efforts of the MATC to maximise V4 cooperation and interoperability.
• Improving the capabilities of participating forces through expert knowledge and scenario development.
• Evaluating the utility of tactical simulated training in enhancing pilot skills.
 

Major Szabolcs Varga

Major Szabolcs Varga, Air Certification Officer, MATC

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Juracek

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Juracek, Aviation and Airworthiness officer, MATC
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16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Colonel Tamas Bali

Colonel Tamas Bali, Deputy Base Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces 86. Szolnok Helicopter Base

8:20 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Tamas Bali

Colonel Tamas Bali, Deputy Base Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces 86. Szolnok Helicopter Base

9:00 Developing Future Platforms Alongside Upgrading Existing Capability in Order to Enhance US Army Rotary Aviation

• How shared solutions result in better programme outcomes for aviation in the US Army.
• Expanding the US Army’s capability and capacity through the development and implementation of the UH-60V variant.
• Core goals for aviation development in the US Army.
 

Brigadier General Robert L. Barrie Jr

Brigadier General Robert L. Barrie Jr, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
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Mr Jeffrey Langhout

Mr Jeffrey Langhout, Director, Aviation and Missile Center, United States Army
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9:30 Advancing the Use of Rotary Platforms in the German Armed Forces

Mr. Axel Hoffmann

Mr. Axel Hoffmann, Program Director NH90, Bundeswehr
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• Enhancing the availability of the German rotary fleet through implementation of (D)EMAR.
• Evaluating the NH90 programme.
• Increasing the efficiency of rotary wings to deliver mission excellence.


 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Rotary Wing Capability in the French Air and Space Force

Major Nicolas Salbego

Major Nicolas Salbego, Commander of the French Air and Space Force test and evaluation squadron, French Air and Space Force

• Evaluating the use of the Eurocopter EC725 Caracal in CSAR roles.
• Maximising capability through replacing the SA330 Puma.
• How the AS555 Fennec delivers French excellence in rotary wing training.
 

11:30 Ensuring Mission Success in The Slovak Air Force Through the Acquisition and Implementation of the UH-60M

Colonel Marek Homola

Colonel Marek Homola, Commander 51st Wing, Slovak Air Force
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• Evaluating the logistical and technical challenges of operating new platforms alongside legacy systems.
• Maximising the value of the UH-60M in pursuit of Slovak Air Force priorities.
• Future plans for Slovak Air Force rotary capacity and implementation of the UH-60M.
 

12:00 Teaming Manned/Unmanned Systems In Multi Domain Operations

Major General Walter T. Rugen

Major General Walter T. Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army
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Brigadier General Robert L. Barrie Jr

Brigadier General Robert L. Barrie Jr, Program Executive Officer, Aviation, US Army
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Brigadier General Jozsef Koller

Brigadier General Jozsef Koller, 86th Helicopter Base Garrison Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces
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Mr Jeffrey Langhout

Mr Jeffrey Langhout, Director, Aviation and Missile Center, United States Army
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12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 Developing Czech Military Capability Through Enhancing Rotary Wing Excellence

Colonel Petr Sliva

Colonel Petr Sliva, Section Head, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
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• The role of the Force Development Division in coordinating the process of retraining and developing armed forces capabilities.
• Overview of the recent Bell rotary platform procurement process.
• How rotary advancements fit into the overall plan for developing Czech capability.
• Challenges in regard to retraining on western rotary wing platforms.
 

14:15 Planned Upgrades to Helicopter Platforms in the Lithuanian Armed Forces Through the Procurement of UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Stuknys

Lieutenant Colonel Andrius Stuknys, Commander Maintenance Depot, Lithuanian Air Force
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• Evaluating the current capacities of the Lithuanian Air Force.
• Contrasting operations with legacy platforms such as the Mi-17 alongside modern platforms such as the Eurocopter AS365.
• Predicting the challenges of integrating the new UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
• Ensuring upgrades to ageing equipment for increased survivability and safety.
• Future overhaul and procurement plans to enhance the rotary capabilities of the Lithuanian Air Force.
 

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:15 The Role of NAHEMA in Supporting a Multinational Helicopter Programme

Mr. Giorgio Gomma

Mr. Giorgio Gomma, General Manager, NAHEMA
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• Overview of the NH90 Programme and the role of NAHEMA in managing this multinational collaboration effort.
• Working with partners in order to deliver an automated and integrated supply chain to secure support capability for NH90 helicopters.
• Capabilities of the NH90, including tactical transport and maritime applications.
• Collaborative efforts with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and NHIndustries.
 

15:45 The Role of the NSPA in Ensuring Efficiency and Success in RotaryCapabilities Life Cycle Management

Mr. Cyril Heckel

Mr. Cyril Heckel, Acquisition & Development Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
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• How the Acquisition Planning and Development Office (APDO) leads the NSPAs Next Generation Rotary Capability (NGRC) project.
• Providing a multinational framework in which partner nations can combine their design, development, and acquisition efforts.
• NGRC 2022 Concept Stage developments.
 

16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Colonel Tamas Bali

Colonel Tamas Bali, Deputy Base Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces 86. Szolnok Helicopter Base

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86th Helicopter Base Garrison Commander
Hungarian Defence Forces
Commander
Croatian Air Force
Program Executive Officer, Aviation
US Army
Commander Austrian Aviation Brigade
Ministry of Defence, Austria
DCOM & Director of the Trainig & Education Division
German Army
Director
The Multinational Aviation Training Center
Commander 51st Wing
Slovak Air Force
Commander 22nd Wing
Czech Air Force
Section Head
Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Deputy Base Commander
Hungarian Defence Forces 86. Szolnok Helicopter Base
Commander Maintenance Depot
Lithuanian Air Force
Wing Commander and Air Force Commander
Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF)
Aviation and Airworthiness officer
MATC
Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
U.S. Army
Commander of the French Air and Space Force test and evaluation squadron
French Air and Space Force
Air Certification Officer
MATC
Marketing Director
Bird Aerosystems Ltd
Director
Aviation and Missile Center, United States Army
Program Director NH90
Bundeswehr
Acquisition & Development Manager
NATO Support and Procurement Agency
General Manager
NAHEMA
EDA Project Officer Rotary Wing
European Defence Agency

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Speaker Interview - Major General Walter T. Rugen, U.S. Army

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Speaker Interview - MR. GIORGIO GOMMA, NAHEMA

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Speaker Interview - Lieutenant Colonel Mickael Le Gemble, French Air and Space Force

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Speaker Interview - Lieutenant Colonel Cedric Loubet, French Air and Space Force

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Speaker Interview - Colonel Karel Valvoda, The Multinational Aviation Training Center

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Speaker Interview - BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL KRIZANEC, Croatian Air Force

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Speaker Biographies

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Speaker Interview - Brigadier General Jozsef Koller, Hungarian Defence Forces

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Helicopter Technology CEE 2022 Brochure

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