Iran’s Defense Ministry opens battery factories

Tasnim – The Iranian Defense Ministry on Thursday inaugurated two large factories producing advanced industrial and vehicle batteries.

The two plants manufacturing new generations of industrial and vehicle batteries were inaugurated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Thursday.

The new plants can produce more than 6 million vehicle batteries and 1 million small batteries with application in military industry each year. The products could also be used for telecommunication systems and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices.

The factories have provided hundreds of new job opportunities.

In comments in November 2017, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for the expansion of the Iranian Navy’s capabilities by making use of the country’s advances in other sectors.

In April that year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the country’s capacity to manufacture military hardware, saying Iran’s exports of defense equipment had jumped by 227 percent during 2013-2017.