Hanwha Defense Australia has partnered with veteran-owned company, BenchOn, to create the Hanwha Australian Industry Portal (AIP). The AIP will be the platform that Hanwha uses to engage with Australian businesses to access local talent, products and services, representing a key enabler to their Australian Industry Content (AIC) strategy which focuses on Australian self-reliance and industrial resilience. Hanwha seeks to maximise opportunities for Australian industry in the delivery of their programs and link Australian businesses to export opportunities in their Global Supply Chain.

The Hanwha AIP launched in March 2020. Australian businesses that have expressed interest in working with Hanwha can register on the portal in order to set up their free company account to prepare for upcoming contract and supply chain opportunities.

Hanwha Defense Australia

Hanwha Defense Australia was established in the Australian Defence market early in 2019 to support participation in the Land 400 Phase 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) program. Hanwha is now one of two down-selected tenderers for the Land 400 Phase 3 program, offering the Redback IFV, and has opportunities for Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in both its domestic and global defence markets.


BenchOn is a Business Talent Sharing platform that allows companies to find the specialist support, or surge support, they need for their projects from the hidden talent inside Australia’s best companies. Each member of the Hanwha AIP gets free access to the BenchOn National Network.

How do I get involved?

Companies that wish to work with Hanwha can register themselves for free through the Hanwha Australian Industry Portal. Companies can set up a profile to prepare for work packages as they are released. As part of the BenchOn National Network, you can also be matched to current contracts with other companies or find that specialist talent you need.

For more information on becoming a member of the Hanwha Australian Industry Portal, please contact Millie Keating at millie.keating@hanwha-defence.com.au.

if you would like more information on BenchOn, how it is engaging with HDA or how it can support your business, please contact Alison Inglis at alison@benchon.com or call 1300 023 624.