Ya Mahdi Industrial Research Complex (YMA)

Also Known As: 

Ya Mahdi Industrial Complex
Ya Mahdi Industries Group
Ya Mahdi Group
Ya-Mahdi Aircraft Manufacturing
O Mahdi Aircraft Manufacturing
YMA Research & Industrial Complex
Ya Mahdi AG Industrial Research Complex
YMA College

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Address: 

Khorasan Road, Lavizan, Parchin
P.O. Box 19395-4731, Tehran, Iran
P. O Box 19585-774, Tehran, Iran
Noboniad Sq., Tehran, Iran

Subordinate to the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has been involved in international purchases of missile-related technology and goods on behalf of the AIO.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2008 as an entity of concern for proliferation related to missiles; listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, as an entity involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities; with some exceptions, the U.N. designation requires states to freeze the financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it controls; the U.N. designation also requires states to ensure that 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 21, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747, 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.

Added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 18, 2006, 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.

Listed by the German government in 2005 as a risky end-user in warnings supplied to industry; the German government urged caution when initiating commercial dealings with this entity, and suggested that all purchases by this entity must be assumed to serve military aims unless the contrary can be shown by specific and verifiable means.

Identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically missile), in "addition to doing non-proliferation related business."

Reportedly offers the Saeghe anti-tank guided missile, deployed for the Iranian army; reportedly produces air-defense systems derived from SAM-2 and SAM-6 designs; reportedly also produces the TOOPHAN and TOOPHAN 2 anti-tank missile systems.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

August 27, 2008