Shown above is a multi-purpose unmanned ground vehicle of Hanwha Defense. Hanwha affiliates are displaying their latest military products during the DX Korea 2020, which takes place at Ilsan’s KINTEX during Nov. 18 and Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Hanwha Defense

Defense & security exhibition takes place during Nov. 18-20

Affiliates of Hanwha Group demonstrated its technological competitiveness at the ongoing DX Korea 2020, a defense exhibition held just north of Seoul, according to the group on Nov. 18.

Hanwha’s three units _ Hanwha Corporation, Hanwha Defense, and Hanwha Systems _ took part in the fourth edition of the biennial exhibition specializing in land forces equipment.

The DX Korea 2020, which is short for Defense and Security Expo Korea, started on Nov. 18 at KINTEX, Gyeonggi Province, to continue through Nov. 20.

Hanwha Corporation showed off the laser and anti-jamming technologies while Hanwha Systems displayed the Butterfly, a vectored thrust vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft.

Attracting most attention were arguably Hanwha Defense’s combat platforms in tandem with the virus pandemic era _ military systems that minimize human operations in the field.

On display was the company’s multi-purpose unmanned ground vehicle, a versatile model that can carry soldiers and supplies or take the wounded to hospitals.

Hanwha Defense also brought an unmanned search vehicle designed to support combats, as well as an autonomous robot geared toward finding mines or bombs to remove them.

Hanwha Defense disclosed its remote-controlled weapon station _ a fire-control system that can be installed on ground combat vehicles or sea-based combat platforms.

“DX Korea is the best exhibition for us to learn the latest trend and the future development paths of the global military industry,” a Hanwha official said.

“We will showcase our global competitiveness through digital-based, smart military product line-up, which is empowered by the Fourth Revolution technology.”

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