The Australian Authorities is creating jobs and strengthening the way forward for defence manufacturing in Victoria, with a brand new state-of-the-art armoured automobile centre of excellence to be established at Avalon Airport in Higher Geelong. Hanwha was contracted by the Australian Authorities final December to ship 30 AS9 Huntsman self-propelled howitzers and 15 A10 armoured ammunition resupply automobiles, collectively known as the Huntsman household of automobiles. A primary of its type, Hanwha Protection Australia’s 32,000sqm armoured automobile centre of excellence is estimated to create a minimal of 300 jobs over the lifetime of the $1 billion initiatives, producing ongoing assist alternatives for Australian business till the late 2040s.

Minister for Defence Trade Melissa Worth stated,“ Hanwha would construct the sovereign armoured automobile manufacturing and upkeep facility to ship core platforms of the Protected Cell Fires challenge. Hanwha will draw on Higher Geelong’s extremely expert and skilled workforce to ship this challenge. About 100 jobs are anticipated to be created through the two-year, $170 million development of the armoured automobile centre of excellence. It’s nice information for the Geelong area financial system that the $1 billion packages will assist at the least 300 jobs throughout its lifespan. This challenge demonstrates the Morrison Authorities’s dedication to supporting native jobs.”


Hanwha Protection Australia AS9 Huntsman 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) and A10 Armoured Ammunition Resupply Automobiles (AARV).

Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson stated, “Avalon Airport was a perfect location for the armoured automobile centre of excellence. Avalon Airport, full with its worldwide terminal which the Morrison Authorities helped construct, is a superb asset for our area and can make a first-class house for the Howitzer defence challenge. The Authorities’s election dedication to base this $1 billion defence challenge within the Geelong area, introduced in Might 2019, is an absolute game-changer for our native financial system and Victoria. Geelong is about to turn into considered one of Australia’s most essential defence manufacturing centres. It’s anticipated that different defence business suppliers will take into account re-locating to the Geelong area so the alternatives for future progress are huge.”

Design work on the ability is now in its ultimate phases, and there is a chance for Australian defence business companions to co-locate on-site to streamline the manufacturing course of and maximise export alternatives for the Australian defence business. The brand new facility will embrace a number of meeting traces, a 1500m check observe, a deep-water check facility, and an impediment course to check functionality. Hanwha Protection Australia will construct the brand new facility on a 20-hectare website at Avalon Airport. The positioning will likely be leased from Linfox Pty Ltd, an Australian-owned logistics and provide chain administration firm.

Norway K9 Vidar Self-Propelled Howtitzer
Norwegian ArmyK9 Vidar 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) and A10 Armoured Ammunition Resupply Automobiles (AARV).