May 30, 2024 – Hanwha has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Kongsberg Geospatial, Paradigm Shift and Hexagon for cooperation on upcoming Canadian land systems programs.

The MOU with Kongsberg Geospatial (Ottawa, Ont.) is related to fire control systems for artillery; the MOU with Paradigm Shift (Toronto, Ont.) is related to gun barrel coating; and the MOU with Hexagon (Calgary, Alta.) is related to global positioning systems and inertial navigation systems.

“We see significant opportunities for synergies between Hanwha and these Canadian partners – Kongsberg Geospatial, Paradigm Shift and Hexagon. With the signing of these MOUs, Hanwha can begin developing strategic relationships with these partners, which will also enhance and strengthen the relationship between Korea and Canada,” said John Kelly, CEO, Hanwha Defence.

“We eagerly anticipate collaborating with Hanwha in Canada and expanding their global relationship with our parent company, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace. Joining forces with a company of Hanwha’s caliber in land systems projects, is an excellent opportunity to deliver top-tier Canadian software development and provide long-term maintenance in our home country,” said Jordan Freed, President and Managing Director Kongsberg Geospatial.

“We are proud to join forces with Hanwha. This strategic partnership aims to deliver sustainable, efficient, and highly effective weapon systems that can adapt to the complexities of modern warfare, transforming the future of defense technology. Our combined expertise will result in the implementation of advanced EPVD® solutions that meet the demands of current and future combat scenarios, enhancing the operational capabilities and reducing the environmental footprint of the Canadian and allied armed forces,” said Dr. Gennady Yumshtyk, CEO, Paradigm Shift Technologies.

“We are delighted to partner with Hanwha in providing the best in assured position, navigation and timing (APNT) technologies for land vehicle programs,” said Stig Pedersen, Executive Vice President Aerospace and Defence, Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division.

Hanwha has a full line of land systems and munition solutions that can be quickly and affordably delivered to meet Canadian Army urgent and future operational requirements, including the K9 Thunder Self-Propelled Howitzer, the K10 Ammunition Resupply Vehicle, the Chunmoo Multiple Rocket Launch System, the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the Taipers Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the BiHo Air Defence System and the KMCS propellant.