Hanwha Defense Australia Pty Ltd
Hanwha Defense Australia as Australia’s newest Prime has an initial focus on Land Systems. HDA is building a strong high technology manufacturing foundation at the Hanwha Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence (H-ACE) in Geelong.
Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) is a subsidiary of Hanwha Aerospace, a division of the vast Republic of Korea Fortune 500 conglomerate Hanwha Corporation. Hanwha Corporation has been operating in Australia since 2005 in areas including mining equipment, logistics and sustainable energy.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Hanwha Defense Australia was established in 2019 with an initial focus on Land Systems. The company signed a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia to supply self-propelled artillery systems under LAND 8116, a $0.9 billion to $1.3 billion project.
The company was also recently announced as the down-selected preferred tenderer for LAND 400 Phase 3 to enter negotiations with Defence to supply the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the Australian Army.
Subject to successful negotiations and government approval, the infantry fighting vehicles will be manufactured in the Greater Geelong area of Victoria at the HDA Armoured vehicle Centre of Excellence (H-ACE), now under construction.
Managing Director: Richard Cho
General Manager, Operations: Russell Kim
Director Commercial and Legal: Dennis Cleary
Director Engineering and Programs: Richard Marshall
Director Business Development and Strategy: Tim Pickford