In May, Honeywell supported two important events that took place in Poland. The first took place in Warsaw on May 12 and saw us sponsor the Defense Industry Forum Day organized by the US Embassy in Poland. It was an opportunity for Polish Ministry of Defense representatives, US Department of Defense personnel and industry executives to network, as well as addressing some of the challenges currently faced by the Polish Armed Forces.
The conference focused on important topics, including Cyber Defense, C4ISR, land platforms, artillery and future soldier requirements. During the course of the day we presented a number of our technology solutions, including our Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc business for Cyber security and our TALIN® system which delivers precise and reliable navigation data on the battlefield, even in remote areas where GPS may not be available.
The Defense Industry Forum was a successful event and Jeff Holachek, government relations director commented, “This was a well organized event hosted by the US Embassy in Poland and was very valuable to Honeywell as we continue to look for ways to expand our relationships in Poland.”
Jeff went on to say, “We found the event extremely useful as it gave us the opportunity to hear, first hand, from the Polish armed forces the operational challenges they are facing and how we, alongside the Polish defense industry can help them to achieve mission success.”
At the end of the month we supported the Air Fair that took place from 29 – 30 May in Bydgoszcz. This event was organized by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2 S.A., one of the largest aviation facilities in Poland and was supported by the Ministry of National Defense, Headquarters General and Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support. At the show Honeywell had a booth and gave a presentation on satellite communication solutions to the assembled audience from across Polish industry and government.
During the show Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2 S.A. premiered the new company Pipistrel aircraft, called Panthera and also laid a foundation stone marking the construction of a new hangar.
Werner Hansli, customer business manager for Eastern Europe commented, “This event was a wonderful opportunity for us to show our support to our partners in Poland. The first day focused on business and we had some interesting meetings with local industry. Day two was a public day and it was heartening to see the enthusiasm for aviation from the local community.”
We will be back in Poland in September to support MSPO.