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Developments of UH-60 Black Hawk, UH-1Y and H225M Caracal to be Discussed

SMi reports: The Slovak Air Force, the United States Marine Corps and the French Air Force to present on key helicopter platforms.

London, United Kingdom, April 08, 2018 --( SMi’s 3rd annual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference taking place on 23-24 May, in Prague, will bring together senior rotary aircraft programme managers, heads of air force and platform acquisition leaders from Central and Eastern European countries, all under one roof, to share information and facilitate debate on how best to modernise the capability and development of Helicopter Technology across neighbouring and allied defence forces.

Delegates will have the chance to hear 16+ high ranking military helicopter briefings which include those from the V4 nations, US Marine Corps, French Air Force, Joint Helicopter Command, Commando Helicopter Force from 10 + countries.

One of the key topics at this year's Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference is an update on programme developments to the UH-60 Black Hawk, UH-1Y and H225M Caracal. The Slovak Air Force, the United States Marine Corps and the French Air Force will be presenting on these platforms. The Slovak Air Force will discuss "Procuring the UH-60 Black Hawk to Increase National Security," the US Marine Corps will present on "Optimising H-1 Capabilities and Survivability to Counter and Overcome Current and Future Challenges" and the French Air Force will speak on "Challenges and Prospects for the French Air Force Helicopter Component."

The meeting in May is the region’s most focused and senior military helicopter event, with top military speakers and experts from Czech Republic, UK, Hungary, France, Slovak Republic, Poland, Canada, Slovenia, and many others. Due to high popularity of this two-day conference, SMi strongly advises prospective delegates to secure their place soon.

Latest registered attendees include:
Bell Helicopter | British Army Air Corps | Canadian Air Force | Czech Air Force | Czech Armed Forces | Czech MoD | DE&S | DSTL | FN Herstal | French Air Force | General Dynamics | Hungarian Air Force | Kongsberg | National Research Council Canada- Institute for Aerospace Research | Polish Armed Forces | Royal Navy | Slovak Air Force | Slovenian MoD | UK Army | US Army Aviation Centre of Excellence | US Marine Corps | Vector Aerospace International Ltd | Zodiac Aerospace Data Systems and many more.

For registration information and booking enquiries visit:

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Gold Sponsors: Bell Helicopter, Leonardo
Sponsor: MBDA

For sponsorship and exhibition queries, please contact Sadia Malick at For delegate queries, please contact Andrew Gibbons at For media queries, please contact Natasha Boumediene at

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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