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 government’s 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.
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.
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The Defence Connect team
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Episode 317: PODCAST: An uncertain world, with MAJGEN (Ret’d) Mick Ryan
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Episode 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan
Episode 313: PODCAST: Building a regional maritime hub, with Babcock’s Brad Yelland
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