Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Tony Housh as director for Poland, strengthening its business and programme operations presence in Poland.
Housh joins Northrop Grumman as director for Poland, Central Europe and the Baltic Region in the company’s missile defence and protective systems division. He will provide in-country support for customer engagement and business strategy related to missile defence in those countries and regions.
“Tony brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the business landscape in Poland gained over many years,” said Tarik Reyes, vice president missile defense and protective systems, Northrop Grumman. “This appointment will help us to establish our in-country presence and build our profile as we bring our capabilities in missile defence to this important market.”
Housh has served as a senior counsellor to the international strategic advisory firm APCO Worldwide since 2008. He has been on the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland since 2001 and was elected chairman in 2015.
It is noteworthy that Housh was appointed as the first stage of the Polish Wisła Air and Missile Defence project is nearing the contract signature. Poland wants to purchase four AIAMD-enabled Patriot batteries, integrated with the new IBCS Battle Command System, provided by Northrop Grumman. According to the Polish MoD, the contract is planned to be signed until the end of March.
Poland will be the lead international user of IBCS. The second phase of Wisła should include the 360-degree radar, and the new low cost interceptor, possibly the SkyCeptor Missile. Northrop Grumman is offering its G/ATOR radar in a US Army LTAMDS competition for a future 360-degree system for US Army. IBCS could also be integrated in Polish NAREW SHORAD system. Additionally, Northrop Grumman signed in February 2017 a Letter of Intent on possible cooperation with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ). The possible cooperation areas include, inter alia, 360-degree radars and various C4ISR systems.