IRGC ready to help domestic carmakers: Commander
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force said his forces can offer advanced technologies to the Iranian automakers without any limitation.
According to Tasnim News Agency, in comments during a visit to a factory of domestic carmaker Iran Khodro, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the IRGC Aerospace Force has a “technological industry” and is prepared to share it with the local automotive industries without limitation.
The key to success in the automobile industry is reliance on the local capabilities and domestic knowledge-based companies, the commander noted.
He also hailed the Iranian carmakers for overcoming the foreign sanctions by employing the domestic capabilities and the local university elites.
“Strengthening the country’s industry and economy could immunize against the sanctions, as it has happened in the country’s defense industry,” the general added.
In July 2019, the Defense Ministry unveiled plans to boost cooperation with domestic companies producing auto parts in a bid to counter economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s automotive industry.