Featured Iranian Entities

This page contains profiles of Iranian entities researched and written by the Wisconsin Project. These entities - persons, companies, institutes, government agencies - are thought to be contributing to Iran's nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon capabilities or to its missiles or advanced conventional weapon programs. Many of the entities have been explicitly identified by governments as contributing to these programs.

The entities on this page are those the Wisconsin Project has chosen to feature.  For a full list of entities on Iran Watch, see the "Alphabetical List of Iranian Entities."

The Wisconsin Project believes this information to be reliable; however, the Wisconsin Project does not guarantee full accuracy or completeness. The Wisconsin Project invites comment on this information that could aid in presenting a full and accurate picture of the entity described.

Missile, Military
An Iranian company that specializes in building air-breathing engines for airplanes, helicopters, and drones; controls Turbine Engineering Manufacturing (TEM).
Missile, Military
Leading industrial and military subsidiary of Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); oversees Iran's missile production.
Missile
An official in the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); has served as director of Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Research Center (a.k.a. Shahid Movahed Industries), an entity subordinate to Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG).
Iran-based charitable foundation controlled by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and responsible for overseeing the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, Iran; has reportedly invested in the production of materials for use in ballistic missile propellant.
Nuclear, Missile
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin carbon fiber with missile, aerospace, and nuclear applications to Iran.
Nuclear, Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
A subsidiary of Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) representing a conglomerate of over 300 companies; reportedly responsible for managing Iran’s military industries. Has materially contributed to the development of Iran's nuclear and missile programs, according to the U.S. Department of State; some subordinates have been "involved in Iran's centrifuge program making components," and in Iran's missile program, according to the U.N. Security Council; has played a key role in developing Iran’s centrifuge-manufacturing capabilities; has manufactured composite rotors for...
Military
Has concealed financial transfers for military purchases on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
Missile, Military
Provides financial and material support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; has designed components for Iran’s missile systems; in 2011, received U.S.-origin synthesizers and analog devices from a Malaysia-based company.
Missile, Military
An Iranian company that designs and manufactures air-breathing engines, including jet engines; lists production, testing, and reverse engineering among its services.Produces the TJ-HP1 and TJ-HP4 turbojet engines; designed the country's first ramjet engine, RJ-HP1, which was displayed to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in November 2019.Company officials include Hossein Pourfarzaneh (chief engineer).Established in 2016.
Nuclear
A gas centrifuge plant for the enrichment of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) developed and managed by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).Part of the Amad Plan, a covert Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons, according to the Israeli government; originally designed to contain up to 2,976 gas centrifuges in 16 cascades divided between two units.
Nuclear
A facility used by Iran to convert uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into triuranium octoxide (U3O8, or "yellowcake") and to produce fuel plates containing U3O8 for the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR).Established to take over some activities previously performed by the Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP) and the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF); reportedly housed within the Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC).
Missile, Military
Led a procurement network which facilitated tens of millions of dollars in proliferation-related transactions involving U.S. technology and electronic components for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iran's missile program.
Nuclear, Missile, Military
A defense firm that provides maintenance and overhaul services for Iran's military helicopters and aircraft; subordinate to the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization, which is overseen by Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics.
Military
Oversees Iran's military aviation activities; linked to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL). Listed by the European Union on March 23, 2012 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it; added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury...
Nuclear
Manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuge parts; operates an assembly complex at Natanz; involved in the production of IR-1 and IR-2M centrifuges. Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 21, 2011, 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 European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to...
A joint venture between Bonyad Mostazafan and Iran Electronics Industries (IEI), a company subordinate to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
Nuclear, Military
An Iranian defense firm that provides maintenance services for Iran's military helicopters and aircraft; has built, repaired, and reverse-engineered U.S.-model helicopters for Iran's military and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); directed by the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO).
Military
Annual output is estimated at 30,000 tons of steel for use in defense, aircraft, shipbuilding and heavy machinery; inaugurated in August 1996.
Nuclear, Missile
An Iranian university system; faculty members have collaborated with Iranian government agencies to carry out research relevant to Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
Missile, Military
Iran's national maritime carrier; has transported prohibited military-related cargo and facilitated shipments on behalf of and destined for Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and MODAFL subordinates.
A procurement agent for Rayan Roshd Afzar Company, a firm that appears on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for providing equipment and services to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); has procured goods from China on behalf of Rayan Roshd Afzar Company, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Missile
An Iran-based company specializing in medicinal plants and the supply of raw materials for cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals; used by Mohammad Ali Hosseini to procure ballistic missile propellant and related materials in support of Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Nuclear, Missile, Military
Involved in construction projects for Iran's ballistic missile and nuclear programs; listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with a role "in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems"; with some exceptions, states are required to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, by entities it owns or controls, or by entities determined by the Security Council to have assisted...
Nuclear, Missile, Biological
Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity; Listed in an early warning document distributed by the German government to industry in July 2005 as a mainly civilian...
Nuclear
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export Canadian- and U.S.-origin computer numerical control (CNC) machines with nuclear applications to Iran.

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