TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Defense Ministry unveiled eight advanced vehicle batteries with both military and civilian application.
In a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami inaugurated the assembly line of advanced military batteries and unveiled eight homegrown batteries.
The new batteries, designed and manufactured by local experts, meet all international standards, the minister said.
One of the advanced batteries is compatible with the ‘Aras’ tactical military vehicle, while another one is designed especially for Iranian speedboats.
According to General Hatami, the new batteries have a longer durability and are suitable for special-purpose vehicles that require multiple ignitions in a short time.
One of the other homegrown batteries has been designed for vehicles operating in hot weather and tropical areas, and can resist temperatures as high as 75 degrees Celsius (167 degrees Fahrenheit).
The defense minister also unveiled three types of industrial batteries used for heavy and super-heavy lift trucks.
In September 2018, the Defense Ministry had unveiled two plants manufacturing new generations of industrial and vehicle batteries.
The factories 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 plants have provided hundreds of new job opportunities.