Our Mission

Introducing HDA

HDA is a subsidiary of Hanwha Aerospace, a division of the vast Republic of Korea Fortune 500 conglomerate Hanwha Corporation. Hanwha companies have 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 has been selected as the sole tenderer to supply Self-Propelled Artillery Systems under LAND 8116 Phase 1, a $0.9 billion to $1.3 billion project to the Commonwealth.

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 Hanwha Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence (H-ACE), now under construction.


Strengthening our nation and the region by harnessing the power of Australian and Korean Industry to generate world leading innovative defence capability and industrial self-reliance. By our relentless pursuit of resilience, self-reliance and excellence we embody the Korean experience of building security and prosperity.

We will continue to invest and innovate in technologies and infrastructure to secure the future of our customers, employees, and to the world in which we live.

We are Ready.
Established in 2019, HDA is the Australian arm of Hanwha Aerospace. A Fortune 500 company, Hanwha has a diverse range of interests from Finance and Insurance through to Energy and Property.  

We are Reliable.
Bringing the best of South Korean industry to Australia, HDA is a reliable partner to Defence. Our work on LAND 8116-1 and LAND 400-3 is exemplary and we bring this professionalism to all our dealings.  

We are Responsive.
We rely on our people – both our clients and our staff. We want everyone to feel empowered to be a part of this company, to help us make a difference in building Australian sovereign capability for Defence, government and industry.

Our Vision

Be the partner the ADF counts on most to help protect our nation, our region, our world.

Our Mission

Look further afield, think ambitiously, be determined, in our quest for better, lasting solutions.