Australian-made battery systems will be tested in the Hanwha Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle to enable ongoing development of the system. Hanwha aspires to incorporate this critical enabling technology as an option in its current and future programs. A key objective is to develop an Australian-made solution that can be sold to other Defence vehicle primes and user communities in Australia and overseas, filling a capability gap in Australia’s sovereign industry.
EDEA Energy (previously known as Edison Projects Defence) is the first company to sign up to the project. EDEA Energy will provide batteries to Hanwha and take part in the Redback’s mobility test in the Republic of Korea the first quarter of 2023. It is anticipated that other companies will join future phases of the project.