Croatian Armed Forces to brief on UH-60M helicopters and Modernisation plans at Helicopter Technology CEE 2020

Top Quote SMI reports: Latest on Helicopter news ahead of Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference taking place on the 1st – 2nd September 2020, Budapest, Hungry. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 27, 2020 - In the latest helicopter news, the US Government has approved two sales of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters to Croatia valued at $115m. ‘The helicopters will also support other missions such as search and rescue, medical evacuation, re-supply / external lift, and combat support.’*(Source: Airforce Technology). These assets will be a great improvement to Croatia’s troop lift, border security and counterterrorism capabilities, as well as supporting Croatia’s modernisation plans for its armed forces. This will also impact Helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for Regional CEE Nations such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

    With that said, the leading and only rotary conference with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, Helicopter Technology CEE conference will reconvene in Budapest, Hungary on the 1st and 2nd September. The two-day meeting will provide delegates detailed updates on all areas of Helicopter training such as helicopter programme advancements, procurement plans, and joint force interoperability. Additionally, high-level attendees confirmed for 2020’s event such as Leonardo and Bell will be able to showcase their latest helicopter development and updates.

    Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020 is Europe’s leading regional conference focused on helicopter technology, where key military speakers from the military helicopter community will meet and discuss rotary procurement, platform upgrades and modernisation, interoperability, and national defence priorities and capabilities.

    Any queries about the conference contact a member of the SMi team or learn more at:

    In keeping with the topic of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters being delivered to Croatia, delegates will hear key updates on ‘Croatian Airforce Rotary Modernisation Efforts’ emphasising:

    • Present capabilities
    • MRO elements for supply and maintenance
    • Long term developments

    Led by Brigadier General Michael Križanec, Chief of Staff and Deputy CO Air Force, Croatian AF HQ, Croatian Armed Forces.

    As the only forum concentrating on helicopter technology explicitly within the Central and Eastern European region, delegates can expect an unparalleled opportunity to hear about key defence equipment upgrades, multipurpose helicopter technology, joint force interoperability and much more from senior government and military personnel.

    The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is available. Register at:

    Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020
    1st – 2nd September 2020
    Budapest, Hungary
    Proudly Sponsored by:
    Gold Sponsor: Leonardo | Sponsor: Bell

    For sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact Sadia Malick at smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6748

    For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6054
    For media queries please contact Carina Gozo at CGozo ( @ ) smi-online dot

    *‘US clears sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Croatia’ (Airforce Technology: November, 2019)

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