Defense Division

With the proven know-how and expertise gained from our 40-year history
in the defense sector, we have provided products and services critical
to the development of the nation's defense system.

History

Guided by our founding philosophy of "contributing to the nation and society," we have grown into the nation's leading defense contractor through our unsparing investment and R&D efforts.

This industry-leading excellence helped us secure the nation's surface-to-surface guided weapons advancement project in 2002 and then to enter the guided cruise missile business in 2012, making us South Korea's leading defense contractor in the area of guided weapons.

General / Business History

  • 2014

    Established a separate management system for the Defense Division

  • 2008

    Launched the Gumi-Changwon Plant
    Launched the Gumi-Changwon Plant

  • 2006

    Launched the Research & Engineering Center (which integrates the Central Research Institute and the Center for Precision-Guided Munitions Technology)
    Launched the Research & Engineering Center (which integrates the Central Research Institute and the Center for Precision-Guided Munitions Technology)

  • 2004

    Established the Center for Precision-Guided Munitions Technology

  • 2001

    Acquired a defense product plant from Daewoo Electronics (currently Gumi Plant)

  • 1993

    Company name changed to Hanwha Corporation

  • 1991

    Completed the construction of Boeun Plant
    Completed the construction of Boeun Plant

  • 1987

    Acquired Daejeon Plant (ADD propellant manufacturing plant)
    Acquired Daejeon Plant (ADD propellant manufacturing plant)

  • 1979

    Launched the Central Research Institute

  • 1978

    Completed the construction of Yeosu Plant
    Completed the construction of Yeosu Plant

  • 1974

    Designated as a national defense contractor

  • 1952

    Founded Korea Explosives (Incheon)
    Founded Korea Explosives (Incheon)

  • 2019

    Won the national defense contract for the development of lase-to-air guided munitions(Block-I)
    Won the national defense contract for the development of air-to-surface guided munitions for light armed helicopters

  • 2015

    Won the national defense contract for the development of air-to-surface guided munitions for light armed helicopters
    Won the national defense contract for the development of air-to-surface guided munitions for light armed helicopters

  • 2015

    Won the national defense contract for the development of long-range surface-to-air guided munitions (L-SAM)
    Won the national defense contract for the development of long-range surface-to-air guided munitions (L-SAM)

  • 2014

    Remote controll munition system suitable for any future warfare environment
    Remote controll munition system suitable for any future warfare environment

  • 2014

    Won the national defense contract for the development of a short-range rocket launcher

  • 2014

    Won the national defense contract for the improvement of 81mm mortar munitions

  • 2014

    Won the national defense contract for the development of 155mm precision guided ammunition

  • 2014

    Won the national defense contract for the development of extended range-155mm ammunition

  • 2014

    Won the national defense contract for the development of tactical surface-to-surface guided munitions

  • 2012

    Won the national defense contract for the development of cruise guided-munitions

  • 2002

    Designated as a national defense contractor for the advancement of surface-to-surface guided munitions