Asghar Mahmoudi

Also Known As: 

Asghar Mahmoodi
اصغر محمودی

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • Canada
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

An Iranian national involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, was involved in a conspiracy to unlawfully export items with military or nuclear applications from the United States to Iran through Canada and the United Arab Emirates; together with Bahram Aran, Shahin Golshani, and Modern Technologies FZC, indicted in the United States on April 17, 2012, on charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and of smuggling and making false statements; remained at large as of March 2023.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, was part of a conspiracy to unlawfully export the following items to Iran between 2005 and 2009:

  • A Maxicam 3002 high-speed camera for Isfahan Optics Industry
  • A landing gear assembly for an F-5 fighter jet
  • An MSS-1000 meteorological sensor system

Allegedly the recipient in Iran of the Maxicam 3002 high-speed camera; with Bahram Aran, allegedly arranged for a Canada-based repair specialist to receive technical training in the United States and then travel to Iran to repair the Maxicam 3002 camera.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has facilitated the supply of marine electronics, thermal imaging cameras, computer systems, and other equipment and services to Amanallah Paidar and the Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC); has also supplied equipment to Iranian UAV developers Qods Aviation Industries (QAI) and Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA).

Owns and operates Selin Technic Kish Company; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has used Selin Technic to facilitate trade with Amanallah Paidar and Iranian military entities sanctioned by the United States; according to the U.S. Department of Justice, was an owner and managing director of Aran Modern Devices Kish Company.


Added on March 21, 2023, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the person's 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 person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Date Entered: 

September 27, 2023

Date Last Modified: 

September 27, 2023