Iran Electronics Industries (IEI)

Also Known As: 

Integrated Electronics Industries
Electronic Industries Organization
Iran Electronics Industries Co.
Iran Electronics Industries (Sairan)
Sanaye Eletronik-e Iran
Sanaye Electronic Iran
Sasad Iran Electronics Industries
Sherkat Sanayeh Electronics Iran

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Military


- P.O.B. 19575-365, Pasdaran Ave., Tehran
- P.O.B. 71365-1174, Eman Khomeini Ave., Shiraz
- Sh. Langari St., Nobonyad Sq., Pasdaran Ave., Tehran 19574 Iran
- Shahid Langari Street, Nononyad Square, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 18575-365, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 71265-1589, Shiraz, Iran
- Hossain Abad/Ardakan Road, Shiraz, Iran

A major producer of electronic systems and products in Iran, including electronic components for Iranian weapons systems; a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and a sister-organization to the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), the Defense Industries Organization (DIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (AvIO).

Identified by the U.S. Department of Justice as an end-user that allegedly obtained sensitive U.S.-origin goods, including electronic and avionic components, through a procurement network based in Malaysia involving Evertop Services Sdn Bhd, Majid Kakavand, Amir Gasemi, and Alex Ramzi; linked by the German government, in the context of Iran's ballistic missile program, to a laser gyroscope factory in Shiraz; also identified by the German government as a procurement organization for Iran's Ministry of Defense.

In 2011, installed a monitoring system that allows the Iranian government to monitor text-messaging services in Iran; has had payments and letters of credit handled by Bank Saderat Iran; in 2007, had a transaction of more than $250,000 with a weapons exporter facilitated by Europaisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG and Bank Mellat.

Subsidiaries include Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI), Iran Communication Industries (ICI), Electronic Components Industries (ECI), Information System of Iran (ISIRAN), Isfahan Optics Industries (IOI), Iran Electronics Research Institute, Iran Space Industries Group (ISIG), and Security of Telecommunication and Information Technology (STI); a shareholder of Irancell-MTN Company.

Fields of activity include communications, information technology, consumer electronics, testing and measurement, optics, electro-optics, micro-electronics, security systems, satellites, and electro-medical equipment and products; military products include communication equipment, electro-optics and lasers, telecommunication security and electronic warfare equipment, radar tubes, missile launchers, military tactical communication systems, night vision systems, laser range finders, binoculars and periscopes; supplies components and services related to jamming, monitoring, and eavesdropping.

Designed and developed the Omid and Fajr satellites.

Managing director is reportedly Bahman Salehi; business registration document #829; established in 1972.


Added on September 17, 2008, 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems; also designated by OFAC on February 6, 2013, pursuant to Executive Order 13628, which targets entities in Iran that restrict or deny the free flow of information to or from the Iranian people.

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, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity; sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the listed entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; listed by the Japanese government in 2017 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

Sanctioned (with all successors, sub-units, or subsidiaries) by the United States on December 19, 2014 and February 5, 2013 under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act; the sanctions apply for two years and ban the U.S. government from procuring from, contracting with, or providing assistance to the entity; sanctioned by the United States on December 28, 2006, effective for two years, under the Iran and Syria Nonproliferation Act.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

February 7, 2018