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Lithium batteries — both rechargeable and nonrechargeable — have become ubiquitous in almost every weapon system used by the Defense Department. Although it is a relatively small consumer of lithium battery technologies when compared to the commercial market, the importance of these technologies cannot be understated.
Since their advent in the 19th century, interchangeable parts have allowed manufacturers to efficiently produce products in quantity and for lower costs.
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