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.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni