About hanwha defense australia

Headquartered in Melbourne, hanwha defense australia was established in 2019 with an initial focus on Land Systems.

hanwha defense australia 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.
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 preferred tenderer for LAND 400 Phase 3 to supply the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the Australian Army.
These vehicles will be manufactured in the Greater Geelong area of Victoria at the HDA Armoured vehicle Centre of Excellence (H-ACE), now under construction.

Business Areas

Hanwha is currently pursuing two major programs in Australia, Land 8116 and Land 400 Phase 3. As part of these two programs hanwha defense australia will build an Armoured Vehicles manufacturing and R&D centre in Victoria, Australia. It is anticipated the facility will support all Hanwha vehicle fleets and serve as an Australian industrial and SME base that can work with Hanwha both globally and domestically. An important aspect of this will be the creation of opportunities for both Australian and Korean companies in their respective national supply chains.

  • Land400 Phase3


    Hanwha Defense Australia is the preferred partner of the Commonwealth to deliver 129 Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) to the Australian Army. The Redback IFV will be manufactured at HDA’s Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence, the H-ACE, currently being built next to the Avalon Airport in Geelong. TEAM REDBACK is comprised of both international and Australian companies to deliver this game changing capability.

  • Land 8116 Phase 1


    HDA has been selected as the sole tenderer for the Land 8116 program which is to deliver 30 Huntsman and 15 ammunition resupply systems to the Australian Army with the possibility of another tranche of systems as a follow-on order.

  • Other Opportunities

    hanwha’s reach back into the larger hanwha will allow the company to pursue opportunities in every defence Domain. The company is committed to building a sovereign and self-reliant defense industrial base in Australia centered around our proposed Hanwha-Armoured Vehicle Center of Excellence which we propose to construct in Victoria, Australia.

Australian Industry

hanwha is closely partnering with SMEs in the Australian industry to help build Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities. SMEs with different manufacturing capabilities can engage hanwha defense australia via a newly established Australian industry portal Bench on to become supplier. We have conducted extensive industry briefings and engaged with over 600 companies in the course of identifying and creating our program supply chains. A key part of this has also been the encouragement of global technology companies, such as Soucy and Plasan to establish a presence in Australia.

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