Iran starts production of dual-purpose carbon fiber | World | RIA NovostiIran starts production of dual-purpose carbon fiber
Iran has launched its first production line of carbon fiber, a strategic material used in defense systems as well as civilian projects, the IRNA new agency reported on Saturday.
Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Iran had joined the 10 countries possessing the technology.
Carbon fiber is used in advanced defense systems including nozzle heat shields, lightweight composite bodies of motors in solid-fuel missiles, wings and body of various types of fighter jets and civilian planes, as well as light weapons, he said.
The other countries are Japan, the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Hungary, China, Taiwan and Turkey.
Turkey will take its 2nd carbon-fibre plant into service in 2012 and aims with it a market-share of 10%.
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