Aerospace & Mechatronics

Hanwha Systems

Hanwha Systems
Our expertise
  • Defense electronics: Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), command, control, communication, computers, cyber, and intelligence (C5I), integrated logistics support (ILS), land and naval systems
  • ICT smart solutions: System integration, application management, infrastructure management, cloud management, system management, IT solutions, blockchain, AI, cloud computing, smart factories
  • Electronically steerable antennas (ESA)
  • Future mobility

As a global total solutions company, Hanwha Systems provides differentiated smart technologies by leveraging synergies with advanced defense electronics and future-ready ICT technologies. In addition to our world-class expertise in defense electronics, we also provide state-of-the-art IT services, such as AI, big data, blockchain, cloud services and more, to lead digital innovation across a range of industries.


Our Defense Division, recognized for significantly advancing South Korea’s military defense capabilities, has been exporting defense technologies, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Cyber and Intelligence (C5I), land and naval systems, aerospace, and ILS. In 2022, highlighting our global expansion, we signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates to export $1.03 billion worth of multifunctional radars (MFRs) to be mounted on the Cheongung-II Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MSAM) Systems.

Hanwha Systems develops superior radar technology for cutting-edge jet aircraft.
KF–21 AESA radar

In surveillance and reconnaissance systems, we provide electro-optical systems, such as infrared detection and tracking devices, while also participating in defense programs to develop advanced radars such as KF-21 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile Multi-Function Radar (L-SAM MFR). We’re also developing new multifunction radars to complement our next-generation combat systems, such as FFX Batch-III.


Our C5I business has successfully developed and delivered the next-generation Tactical Information Communication Network (TICN) as well as the next-generation Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) Systems. As a dominant player in this field, we intend to further develop C5I and tactical information communications systems that provide hyperconnected, intelligent solutions.


In the naval arena, our main product is Combat Management System (CMS), which combines various sensors, weapons and communications systems to act as the “brain” for naval vessels. We utilized our in-house technologies to locally develop and manufacture these systems. Currently, we are the sole supplier of CMS for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy. Our CMS is used for a full range of ROK Navy vessels, including surface and underwater vessels, fast battleships, large amphibious assault ships, training ships, destroyers, frigates and submarines.


In aerospace, Hanwha Systems provides electro-optics and infrared payloads for mid-to-large-sized satellites as well as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payloads for military reconnaissance satellites. That gives the military forces near real-time surveillance and high-resolution images of the Korean Peninsula and surrounding areas. These cutting-edge technologies define us as a true leader in the new space era. We’re also developing core equipment for the KF-21 Boramae fighter jet by leveraging our technologies in developing mission sensors, mission computers, displays and survival systems.


In land systems, Hanwha Systems provides the integrated electronics platform system (IEPS), which is called a “brain” that can maneuver and fire air defense weapons systems while maximizing capabilities in ground battlefields. We are developing a platform that enhances each combatant’s mission performance by applying advanced technologies to individual gears as well as to remote control solutions, a key to operating unmanned ground systems. To help the Army maximize fighting strengths, we will offer hyperconnected, automated, intelligent and unmanned land systems solutions.

Hanwha Systems is at the forefront of smart technologies with cloud computing and infrastructure management.
ICT big data center


Our ICT Division is delivering customized solutions to meet specific customer needs in various industries by utilizing core technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hanwha Systems is demonstrating differentiated capabilities not only for cloud-based data analysis but also for smart factories and financial IT systems, powered by big data, the cloud, ITO/IDC and business-specific solutions. We will lead the digital transformation of the industry by diversifying our business into blockchain and metaverse technologies using our advanced ICT services tailored for different sectors.

Hanwha Systems has codeveloped the Butterfly, a clean-energy vehicle for traversing urban environments.
Butterfly, a UAM vehicle

In addition, we are securing future growth engines by investing in overseas companies with advanced technology. For example, in partnership with Overair, a U.S. company, we are developing Butterfly, a UAM vehicle, while extensively exploring opportunities to offer total solutions for future mobility. 


Through our collaboration with OneWeb, a U.K. company, we secured Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications technology. We also established Hanwha Phasor, which designs enterprise-grade antenna for on-the-move satellite communications, whether in flight, on land or at sea. We are expanding our business with the goal of building multilayered, hyperconnected communications systems. 


By connecting all platforms on land, sea, air, space and cyber space using super- intelligence as well as hyperconnected and super-convergence technologies, Hanwha Systems will continue to grow into a global provider of defense electronics and ICT smart solutions that bring humanity a more prosperous and safer world.