JMR Briefing Slides Now Available

HELMOT Cancelation

AHS International is deeply disappointed to announce that a new U.S. Army directive has made HELMOT unexecutable. The Directive was signed on October 17, which did not leave sufficient time to develop any alternatives or have a waiver considered. Note that other events, such as the Golf Tournament to benefit USO and the JMR meeting will still be held. If you had made hotel reservations, please remember to cancel them if you no longer need them. 

Please read the letter from the HELMOT General Chair for more details:

I regret to inform you that the AHS-HRC board of directors met [yesterday] to discuss the fate of HELMOT XV, and it was decided through a majority vote to cancel HELMOT XV. All registration and exhibitor fees will be fully refunded.

The new policy regarding Army attendance at non-DoD conferences adversely affected HELMOT XV by suspending participation of the majority of speakers and attendees. The request for an exception to the new policy was not approved.

I chose this year's HELMOT theme: "Vertical Lift Technology: Mission Performance Now - Flexibility for the Future" earlier this year because of its relevance to the vertical lift community including warfighters, operators, government, and industry. I wanted HELMOT to focus on how the mission was being performed in today's environment with current technology and also to focus on the plans and ideas for performing those missions in the future with changing mission requirements and restricted budgets. We are seeing the results of those restricted budgets much sooner than I expected.

I would like to thank everyone who planned on supporting and participating in HELMOT.


Matthew P. Shivers, General Chair
Helicopter Military Operations Technology (HELMOT) XV Specialists' Meeting
AHS Hampton Roads Chapter

JMR meeting

The U.S. Army hosted its Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Industry Day on Thursday November 1, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Point of Contact: Robert Waible, 757-878-2062,

The briefing slides are now available for download on the FedBizOpps page. Since there have been a number of problems with their site, they are also available here:

The agenda is reproduced here:

JMR TD Pre-Solicitation Conference with Industry

The Government project team for Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstration (TD) intends to conduct a pre-solicitation conference prior to release of the Phase 1 BAA. The purpose of the meeting is to provide Industry with advanced planning information by sharing the latest updates to the BAA and related activities.


  • JMR TD Program Manager introduction and overview
  • Phase 1 BAA update and related information
  • Model Performance Specification update
  • Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program planning by PEO Aviation
  • MS ETA and Phase 2 update

Location: Crowne Plaza – Williamsburg at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, Virginia

Time / Date: 1:00 – 5:00 PM / 1 November 2012