Hossein Pourfarzaneh

Also Known As: 

Hossein Pour Farzaneh

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Sweden

An employee of Farzanegan Propulsion Systems Design Bureau, an Iranian company that specializes in building air-breathing engines, including jet engines; chief designer of the RJ-HP1, a ramjet engine built by Farzanegan Propulsion Systems Design Bureau.

Displayed the RJ-HP1 ramjet engine to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in November 2019; gave a presentation on Iran's Tolou-series turbojet engines to President Hassan Rouhani and a high-level defense ministry delegation including Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, deputy Defense Minister Amir Hatami, and Mohammad Eslami in 2014.

Claims to have worked on aircraft construction in China; claims to have also worked abroad in Russia and Sweden.

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, led a group of 20 experts to North Korea in 2009 to learn how to produce cruise missiles.

Has been affiliated with the following Iran-based companies:

Reportedly served as head of the aircraft engine committee in the Office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology in 2016.

Earned his bachelor's degree, master's degrees, and doctorate in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology; reportedly served as a professor at Sharif University as of 2016.

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Date Entered: 

August 29, 2022

Date Last Modified: 

August 29, 2022