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. Building upon this proud legacy,
we aim to become a leading defense contractor with our comprehensive, cutting-edge defense solutions.

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 munitions contractor in the area of guided munitions.
In particular, we played a pivotal role in the development of the nation's 230mm-class multiple rocket launching system, Chunmoo
which was put into service in 2015, opening a new chapter in the history of the nation’s missile defense systems.

General / Business History

  • 2014

    Established a separate management system for the Defense Division

  • 2008

    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)

  • 2004

    Established the Center for Precision-Guided Munition 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

  • 1987

    Acquired Daejeon Plant (ADD propellant manufacturing plant)

  • 1979

    Launched the Central Research Institute

  • 1978

    Completed the construction of Yeosu Plant

  • 1974

    Designated as a national defense contractor

  • 1952

    Founded Korea Explosives (Incheon)

  • 2015

    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)

  • 2015

    Upgraded 230mm-class MRLS Chunmoo
    for any future warfare environment

  • 2014

    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

  • 2009

    Designated as a national defense contractor for the development
    of 230mm-class MRLS Chunmoo

  • 2004

    Began manufacturing a 227mm MLRS (till 2011)

  • 2002

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

  • 1988

    Began manufacturing multiple rocket launching system ("MRLS") Guryong

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