• Hanwha's AS9 Huntsman Self-Propelled Howitzer pictured above. (Supplied)
    Hanwha's AS9 Huntsman Self-Propelled Howitzer pictured above. (Supplied)

Australian SME Sigma Bravo will partner with Hanwha Defense Australia to deliver training packages and training equipment to support the AS9 Huntsman Self-Propelled Howitzer and AS10 Armoured Ammunition Resupply Vehicle.

Hanwha has been selected as the sole tenderer to bid for Land 8116 Phase 1, a $0.9 billion to $1.3 billion project which will see the Commonwealth acquire self-propelled artillery systems to be manufactured in the Greater Geelong area of Victoria.

Canberra-based Sigma Bravo will provide training services including the development of Learning Management Packages through the Systems Approach to Defence Learning, a range of computer-based training solutions.

Hanwha says that it anticipates that this work will generate up to 30 jobs over three years with ongoing support, most of which will be located within the greater Melbourne area.

“The agreement will enable the delivery of exceptional products and training support with a partner of impeccable pedigree,” Richard Cho, Managing Director of Hanwha Defense Australia, said. “Sigma Bravo’s experience matched to the quality of their training products made partnering with them an easy choice that will deliver genuine capability and value for money.”

“It’s great to collaborate with a company like Hanwha Defense Australia to deliver cutting edge solutions to new capabilities such as the Self-Propelled Howitzers,”  Tim Wedding, Managing Director of Sigma Bravo, said.

“The breadth and depth of our team’s experience will assist in navigating the delivery schedule and ensure we deliver best practice training solutions for this new capability.”

Sigma Bravo and Hanwha Defense Australia say they will continue to explore opportunities for collaboration in other Australian and global defence programs.

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