Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC)

Also Known As: 

Defence Technology and Science Research Centre
Educational Research Institute
Moassese Amozeh Va Tahgiaghati
Education Research Institute
Educational and Research Institute
Moasese Amozeshi va Taghighati Co.
Machinery and Vehicles Testing Company
PO u. T Research Centre
Sasadja Research and Development Group
Shiraz SE Research Centre
Centre for Engineering and Trade Company
CE and T Co.
Department 148/3
Moasese Amozeshi Va Taghighati
Centre of Engineering and Trade
Centre of Engineering and Development and Trade
Scientific-Research Group
Education and Research Institute
Educational & Research Institute

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Biological
  • Military


Pasdaran Street, Tehran
Pasdaran Av., Tehran, Iran
P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran, Iran
15 Street, Number Two, Ahmad Ghasir Avenue, Tehran

According to the European Union, is a subsidiary of the Defense Industries Organization (DIO); according to the European Union, handles much of the procurement for DIO and is responsible for research and development.

Named (as Education Research Institute (ERI)) by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2008 as a military-related institute requiring better understanding of its role in Iran's nuclear program; reportedly included (as ERI) in a February 1994 German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT) list of entities which, "because of harmless-sounding appellations having to do with research, training, or science, belie the fact that they are wholly or in part devoted to military projects, and are engaged in procurement activities for these projects, with the aim of supplying know-how, equipment, or materials"; reportedly received orders from the Iranian Research and Development Organization (IRDO) to obtain defense-related research and development equipment.

Reportedly houses a missile design center; reported site of production lines for aluminum powder, hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) resin and potassium chlorite, useful in the production of solid rocket fuel; reportedly formerly known as Scientific-Research Group.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on June 9, 2010, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as an entity involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 24, 2007, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, E.U. 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 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 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.

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

Listed by the Japanese government in 2022 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 20, 2023