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AUSA 2021: Hanwha Defense eyes US market

19th October 2021 - 18:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Hanwha put on display its OMFV concept at AUSA. (Photo: Flavia Camargos Pereira).

South Korean firm Hanwha Defense is keen to team up with US suppliers as a means of accessing DoD procurement programmes.

South Korea-headquartered Hanwha Defense is already a strong player in the market for wheeled and tracked combat vehicles as well as artillery systems in the Asia-Pacific region — but it is also betting on the potential of the US defence market.

John Kelly, president and CEO for Hanwha Defense USA, told Shephard that the company is keen to team up with US suppliers to unlock the DoD procurement programmes.

He explained that ‘it is not about exporting technology from South Korea’, but ‘creating organic capabilities’ in the US in order to start building solutions locally and setting up manufacturing activities in the country.

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