Aero Engines Design and Manufacturing Company

Also Known As: 

Design and Manufacturing of Aero Engines Co.
Aircraft Engines Design and Manufacturing Company of the Armed Forces
شرکت طراحی و ساخت موتورهای هوایی
شرکت طراحی و ساخت موتورهای هوایی نیروهای مسلح

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military


Karaj Special Road, Major General Shahid Hossein Lashgari Highway, Shisheh Mina Boulevard, Placard 0, Ground Floor, Tehran, Tehran 1397613111, Iran

Aero Engines Design and Manufacturing Company Logo

An Iran-based company that specializes in building air-breathing engines for airplanes, helicopters, and drones; a subsidiary of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), a state-owned enterprise subordinate to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a front company that has carried out covert procurement activities for Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA).

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, was involved in the research, development, and production of the Shahed-171 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); was also involved in the development of the Owj turbojet engine unveiled in 2016 and the Jahesh-700 turbofan engine unveiled in 2020; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, customers have included the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).

Controls Turbine Engineering Manufacturing (TEM); considered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control to be the same entity as Turbine Engineering Manufacturing (TEM).

Former officials have included Hossein Pourfarzaneh (managing director).

Established in 2014 or 2015.


Listed by the European Union on December 12, 2022, as an entity responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine; with limited exceptions, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Added on September 8, 2022, 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 and their delivery systems; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Added on January 31, 2023, to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements (with a policy of denial) due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern; exports, reexports, or transfers to the entity of certain foreign-produced items also require a license (with a policy of denial).

Sanctioned on November 29, 2022, by the government of Canada for involvement in Iran’s proliferation activities or affiliation with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), prohibiting (with some exceptions) its access to goods, funds, and related services in Canada.

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Date Entered: 

August 29, 2022

Date Last Modified: 

February 24, 2023