Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) was founded in 2019. The value HDA brings is the strategic alignment between what Korea needs to do to enhance their security and what Australia wants to do to develop a resilient and Sovereign defense industry. HDA was formed to fill this gap.
Hanwha is currently pursuing two major programs in Australia, Land 8116 and Land 400 Phase 3 with the intent of creating an Armoured Vehicles manufacturing and R&D facility in Victoria, Australia. It is anticipated the facility will support all Hanwha vehicle fleets for their life of type, ongoing R&D programs for Hanwha vehicles both domestically and in some instances globally. Most importantly, the success of these programs will create a path to build an Australian industrial and SME base that can work with Hanwha both globally and domestically.