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PODCAST: Supporting allies, growing economies – Richard Cho, Hanwha Defence Australia

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Richard Cho, managing director and vice president, Hanwha Defence Australia, outlines the South Korean industrial giant’s plans for LAND 400 Phase 3 and LAND 8112. Joining host Phil Tarrant, Cho also discusses the importance of the strategic partnership between Australia and South Korea and the long-term ambitions of Hanwha.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Richard Cho, managing director and vice president, Hanwha Defence Australia, outlines the South Korean industrial giant’s plans for LAND 400 Phase 3 and LAND 8112. Joining host Phil Tarrant, Cho also discusses the importance of the strategic partnership between Australia and South Korea and the long-term ambitions of Hanwha.

As the race for LAND 400 Phase 3 heats up and following the governments recent announcement of LAND 8112 to provide the Australian Army with a fleet of self-propelled howitzers, South Korean industrial giant Hanwha is stepping up its push to provide next-generation ground combat and protected mobile fire capabilities for the Australian Army. 

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In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Richard Cho, managing director and vice president, Hanwha Defence Australia, outlines the company’s plans for developing a truly sovereign Australian industry capability that will support the requirements of both nations, enhancing the $42 billion worth of annual bilateral trade between the two countries.

Cho will also expand on the geo-political and strategic environment that is driving South Korea’s pursuit of industrial collaboration with Australia and the importance the nation and Hanwha places on its enduring partnership with Australia.

Finally, Cho will detail the industrial and economic opportunities open to Australia’s defence industry and the ‘Five Eyes’ focused export plans Hanwha Defence Australia seeks to implement to support its bid for both LAND 400 Phase 3 and LAND 8112.   

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

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Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts

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