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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.

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. 


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


Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 147: PODCAST: Utilising technology to save the lives of military veterans, Chris Rhyss Edwards, Soldier.ly
Episode 145: PODCAST: Reflecting on an almost 18-year career with the Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Raymond
Episode 144: PODCAST: Commemorating Australia’s military history, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Australian War Memorial
Episode 143: PODCAST: Engineering the defence vehicle of today for 30 years of service in the battlefield, Kevin Wall, Thales
Episode 142: PODCAST: The limitless applications and utilities of a growing drone ecosystem, Rob Sutton, Mirragin Aerospace Consulting
Episode 141: PODCAST: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia’s connection with defence industry, Simon Perdriau, RACA member
Episode 140: PODCAST: How the integration of autonomous systems is shifting the future of minehunting, Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman
Episode 139: PODCAST: Realising the benefits of veterans in the workforce – life after uniform, Mat Jones, Soldier On Australia
Episode 138: PODCAST: Gaining operational advantage through the use of multi-static technology, David Eyles, Thales
Episode 137: PODCAST: On site at the Avalon Airshow 2019

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