The Australian firm has been tapped to support Hanwha Defense Australia’s LAND 400 bid.
Melbourne-based ANCA Engineering Solutions (an ANCA Group subsidiary) has been tasked with delivering suspension systems for Hanwha Defense Australia’s Redback infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) — proposed for selection for the Commonwealth government’s $18 billion to $27 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 project.
If Hanwha’s bid is successful, ANCA is expected to manufacture the suspension systems by leveraging technology developed by Hanwha’s Korea-based partner Mottrol.
The in-arm system developed by the firm would be designed without torsion bars, providing more space for blast mitigation systems.
“We are very pleased to have a tremendous Australian company like ANCA Engineering Solutions involved with Team Redback,” Richard Cho, managing director of Hanwha Defense Australia, said.
“The ANCA Engineering Solutions and Mottrol partnership is a great example of what Hanwha is seeking to achieve in the Australian market.
“It’s our AIC strategy in action; joining Australian and Korean companies together to facilitate technology transfer, to grow and pursue new opportunities together, to create jobs and to enhance self-reliance in both nations.”
As part of the agreement, ANCA is also expected to leverage its core machine building expertise, designing and developing bespoke support and test equipment for use throughout the Redback’s life of type.
“ANCA is extremely happy to be working with Hanwha in Australia as part of Team Redback,” said Dr Christopher Hegarty, CEO of ANCA Group, said.
“We have a long and very successful history of being a world leader in manufacturing CNC machines, including many years of exporting to South Korea, and now through our agreement with Mottrol we will be supplying directly into one of the world’s best armoured vehicle programs, using our own machines, from right here in Melbourne.”