August 21, 2014
Iran has launched production lines for energy density batteries used in the electronic systems of its sea-based, ground-based and air-based missiles.
The production lines, which will enhance the range and accuracy of the country's missile systems, were inaugurated on Aug. 21 in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on the eve of National Defense Industry Day, the country's Press TV reported.
With these production lines coming on stream, said the defense chief, the country has achieved the capability to design state-of-the-art defensive products and achieved self-sufficiency in raw materials required for various missile defense systems.
Dehqan said the accomplishment will contribute to the nation's deterrence capability.
"The breakthrough will help meet all the defensive needs of Iran's Armed Forces as far as energy storage on a large scale is concerned, and help run future development plans in the field of defense systems," the minister underlined.
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes. Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.