Here To Stay

Hanwha in Australia: Our History

Hanwha Defence 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, HDA 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 Phase 1, a $0.9 billion to $1.3billion project.

HDA signed acquisition and initial support contracts for LAND 400 Phase 3 with a combined value of approximately $4.5 billion dollars at the end of 2023. The contracts will enable the delivery of the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) capability to the Australian Army, Army’s largest ever acquisition program.

All Hanwha platforms will be manufactured in the Greater Geelong area of Victoria at the HDA Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence (H-ACE), now under construction.

Signing of LAND 400 Phase 3 contracts
Signing of LAND 8116 Phase 1 contracts

From South Korea to Australia

HDA are readily delivering capability by uniting the best Australian and South Korean technology and practices. We have built a foundation to provide cutting-edge technology and expertise to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). As the preeminent Defence prime across the tracked, armoured vehicle sector, the future of defence is with us.  

HDA are a reliable partner valuing innovation through collaboration. We stand with Australian small to medium companies, the warfighter, and international partners, forging a united front based on trust and innovation. With our unwavering commitment, we deliver excellence through collaboration, safeguarding your future and our world.

Through continued innovation, we are dedicated to reinforcing Australia's strategic position on a political and industrial world stage. As a technological juggernaut, we are able to respond to next generation threats by pioneering solutions across the C4I, space and Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) spheres.

Our Core Values

Challenge: We believe in challenging the status quo in the pursuit of excellence through change and innovation.

Dedication: We are dedicated to our company, customers, and one another to achieve a greater goal.

Integrity: We believe in acting with integrity in everything we do, as individuals and employees.

Our Future

Our commitment goes beyond defence; we're here to drive innovation and transform the Australian industrial landscape. Join us as we pioneer advancements, fostering growth and prosperity for our nation's future across the C4I, space and GWEO enterprises, alongside the world’s best vehicle platforms.

Building upon a strong South Korean industrial base, we bring the best of both worlds to Australian Defence and industry by accelerating capability. Our reliable lineage and technological prowess ensure a secure and prosperous future for Australia through a diverse portfolio of capabilities.

By anticipating future needs in GWEO, space, and long-range fires we're not just responding to today's challenges; we're shaping tomorrow's defence landscape. As an authority across multi-domain operations, we stand ready to innovate and ensure Australia's readiness for whatever the future may hold.