Hanwha Systems will be developing a smartphone-based individual combat order for the nation’s military. The company signed a contract with the South Korean government on Thursday. The $12.9 million-worth contract will also help the military with an advanced visualization system.
Hanwha Defense is a part of Hanwha Group, dealing in high-tech defense solutions and armored vehicles. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), a state-level body under the national defense ministry, has selected their various defense equipment and instruments,
According to the announcement, the project will employ smartphones and incorporate real-time technology to communicate combat orders, updates, and other information about the mission. The system will enable the entire team or unit members and commanders to stay connected through their devices.
A few weeks ago, the Hanwha had entered into a contract for bridging military equipment. The equipment is aimed to be self-deployable and work as a ferry. It will be used in the transportation of various military weapons, troops, and other supplies.
With the new system, commanders will be able to share images, voice notes, videos, and documents, thereby streamlining the communication flow among the team. It will make way for smooth and coherent delegation and overall administration.
Additionally, it is expected to assist soldiers in having a weapon vision on their smartphone devices. The feature will help them have a better situational awareness while also mitigating possible risks involved in various combat situations.
The project will start soon, and the South Korean defense forces can expect the project delivered in four years. The Korean Army, Navy, and Corps will be given the system for trials before officially using it on the ground.
Hanwha will be actively engaged in the high-tech defense field with its multiple ongoing projects for the defense ministry. It recently signed a contract with the Korean Register of Shipping (KRS). The duo will be coming together to develop advanced instruments required in the energy storage system.
Kwak Jong-woo, the Hanwha Defense’s domestic business division leader, spoke to the media on Thursday. “We expect that the collaboration with the KRS will further improve our competitiveness on the ESS technology,” he stated.