Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG)

Also Known As: 

Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG)
Chahid Hemmat Industrial Group
Hemmat Missile Industries Factory
Shahid Hemmat Industrial Complex
Shahid Hemmat Industrial Factories
Shahid Hemmat Industries Group
Shahid Hemmat Complex
Shahid Hemmat Industries
Shahid Hemmat Industrial Complex
Shahid Hemat Industrial Complex
Shahid Hemmat

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Damavand Road 2, Abali Road, Tehran
Damavand Tehran Highway, Tehran, Iran
Tehran, Tehran, Damavand Road, Azmayesh Trisection, Above Mechanical Industries, Facing Valfajr Boulevard (Hakimiyeh), Iran


Tel.: 021-73206121, 021-77302090, 77307901-021, 73206121

A subordinate of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization responsible for Iran's liquid-fuelled ballistic missile program, including the medium-range Shahab-3 (based on North Korea's No Dong missile); listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as an entity involved in Iran's ballistic missile program; with some exceptions, the U.N. designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it owns or controls; the U.N. designation also requires states to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the entity; listed by the European Union on April 19, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737, as an entity whose funds and economic resources, and those it owns, holds, or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, E.U. member states must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity.

Sanctioned, along with its sub-units and successors, by the United States effective April 6, 2000, pursuant to Executive Order 12924, for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities, reportedly involving the transfer of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex Category I item(s) with North Korea; sanctioned, along with its sub-units and successors, by the United States effective November 17, 2000, pursuant to Executive Order 12924, for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities; sanctioned by the United States effective May 9, 2003, pursuant to Executive Order 12938, for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities, reportedly involving the procurement of ballistic missile technology from China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO); added on June 28, 2005 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; added on July 12, 2007 to the U.S. Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern; sanctioned by the United States on September 26, 2007, pursuant to Executive Order 12938, for engaging in proliferation activities.

Sanctioned by the governments of Norway and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the listed entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; listed by the Japanese government in 2014 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles; listed by the British government in 2013 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.

Reportedly imported fuel and materials for the construction of medium-range missiles; reportedly contracted with Russia's Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) in 1996 for the construction of a wind tunnel for missile design, the manufacture of model missiles, and the development of related computer software; reportedly negotiated with Russia's Inor to procure materials used in building missiles, including high-technology laser equipment, special mirrors, maraging steel, and tungsten-coated graphite material.

Entities reported to have been involved in procurement for SHIG include:

Ardalan Machineries Company
Diamond Technology LLC
Emen Survey Engineering Co Teheran
Mohammad Farahbakhsh
Daniel Frosch
Korea Heungjin Trading Company (Hunjin Trading Co.)
Ali Karimian
Macpar Makina San Ve Tic A.S.
Mizan Machine Manufacturing Group
Multimat Ltd. (Multimat Import and Export)
Step A.S. (Step Standard Technical Part)

Front companies that have acted on SHIG's behalf include:

Tiz Pars Co
Joza Industrial Company (Joza Industrial Co.)
Sabalan Company
Sahand Aluminum Parts Industrial Company (SAPICO)

Subordinate entities include:

Shahid Nuri Industry
Shahid Varamini Industry
Shahid Rastegari Industry
Shahid Movahed Industry

Entities reported to have provided financial services for SHIG include Bank Melli and Bank Sepah.

Equipment reportedly includes a five-ton crane and instruments for sound, humidity, temperature, pressure, electrical, and dimensional measurements; has conducted research on weight optimization of the structure of a three-stage liquid fuel rocket, weight optimization of cylindrical shells, the physical-mechanical properties of a hard chrome coating, and the design of a ballistic missile autopilot.

Reportedly signed a contract for research cooperation on ballistic systems, satellites, and liquid fuel with Khaje Nasir University (K.N. Toosi University of Technology); general manager of the calibration center is reportedly Said Hassan Alavi; former head is reportedly Ali Mahmoudi Mimand; as of March 2007, headed by Naser Maleki, a Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) official overseeing work on the Shahab-3 missile.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

August 22, 2014