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.

Military
An Iranian national; managing director and deputy chairman of the board of directors of Bonyan Danesh Shargh, a company that reportedly operates a remote-sensing satellite for Iran in partnership with Russian companies.
Military
A brigadier general in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force and chairman of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) of Iran; a deputy defense minister of Iran as of 2019.
Missile, Military
Leading industrial and military subsidiary of Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); oversees Iran's missile production.
Missile, Biological, Military
An Iranian national; involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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.
Military
An Iran-based company involved in the manufacture of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has worked on components for Shahed-series UAVs for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
An Iranian state-owned bank; claims to have 1,914 branches across Iran; as of January 2021, held a total capital of nearly 210 trillion rials.
Nuclear, Missile
An Iranian commercial bank; has provided financial support to entities associated with the Iranian military and Iran's nuclear and missile programs, according to the European Union
Military
An official in the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); runs a money-laundering and oil-smuggling network for the benefit of the IRGC Quds Force and Hizballah in collaboration with Rostam Ghasemi and with the support of the Russian government.
Nuclear, Missile
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin carbon fiber with missile, aerospace, and nuclear applications to Iran.
Military
An Iran-based company involved in Iran's space program; reportedly operates a remote-sensing satellite for Iran in partnership with Russian companies.
Military
An Iran-based company; according to the European Union, supports Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program.
Military
An Iran-based company; according to the European Union, supports Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program.
Military
Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF).
Military
Has concealed financial transfers for military purchases on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
Military
An Iran-based company; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has produced jam-resistant guidance systems for the IRGC-Aerospace Force Self Sufficiency Jihad Organization.
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, Biological, Military
An Iran-based company; involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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, Missile, Military
An Iranian public university that has supported research relevant to Iran's nuclear program, missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
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.
Military
Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); has served as Commander of the IRGC Air Force (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force).

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