Hanwha Defense CEO Lee Sung-soo, left, and Armed Forces Medical Commander Seog Woong hold an agreement on a welfare facility at the Armed Forces Capital Hospital, south of Seoul, on Sept. 23. Photo courtesy of Hanwha Defense

Top defense firm builds relaxation area at armed forces hospital

Hanwha Defense announced on Sept. 24 that it had built a lounge for hospitalized soldiers near Seoul as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.

Hanwha said that the lounge, which is installed at the Armed Forces Capital Hospital just south of Seoul, is an area for relaxation and cultural activities.

The facility is named as H-Lounge. H represents Hanwha and Hospital.

While holding an event to celebrate the opening of the facility, Hanwha Defense CEO Lee Sung-soo promised not to spare any efforts to support hospitalized soldiers.

The health of our soldiers is closely linked to national security. Hence, we decided to carry out this project,” Lee said.

In particular, health is now a nationwide agenda due to the spread of COVID-19. Against this backdrop, we will continue CSR activities aimed at improving our soldiers’ mental and physical health.”

Armed Forces Medical Commander Seog Woong also took part in the event.

As the country’s leading defense company, Hanwha Defense is a business arm of Hanwha Aerospace.

The Seoul-based outfit has expanded across the borders over the past several years exporting various defense solutions such as artillery systems, armored vehicles, air defense systems, and unmanned ground systems.