Armed Forces Geographical Organization

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military


Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Avenue, Tehran, Iran






"Assessed to provide geospatial data" for Iran's ballistic missile program, according to the European Union; establishment reportedly authorized in 2006 by Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly with the objective of preparing military maps of Iran's borders and providing geographical services to the armed forces; reportedly uses aerial photography, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems to prepare maps for the Iranian Armed Forces.

Participated in the International Defense Exhibition in Iraq in March 2018; reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding on scientific cooperation with the Iranian Space Agency in July 2017.

President is reportedly Majid Fakhri; has reportedly been headed by General Mohammad Hassan Nami.

Reportedly established in 1921 or 1922.


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, 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.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles.

Listed by the British government in 2010 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Date Entered: 

February 5, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

July 24, 2019