Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization

Also Known As: 

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Research And Self Sufficiency Jehad Organization
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Self-Sufficiency Jehad Organization
IRGC Aerospace Force Self Sufficiency Jihad Organization (ASF SSJO)
Self-Sufficiency Jihad Department of the IRGC Aerospace Force
IRGC Aerospace Force's Self-Sufficiency Unit

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military



Involved in Iran's ballistic missile research and flight test launches; part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.

According to Iranian state media, developed and produced the Ghadir (Qadir) radar system, which was reportedly used during the February 2017 "Defenders of the Velayat Skies" military drill, an exercise involving several missile systems.

Reportedly reverse-engineered the technology of a US RQ 170 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that crashed in 2011 to develop technology for Iranian UAVs; in the 1980s, reportedly conducted research on combat and surveillance UAVs that led to the development of the Shahed family of Iranian UAVs.

Headed by Abdollah Mehrabi; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has obtained engines for UAVs from Mehrabi and a company that he co-owns, Oje Parvaz Mado Nafar Company (Mado Company).


Designated by the U.S. Department of State on July 18, 2017, pursuant to Executive Order 13382; added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 18, 2017, 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; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism; subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the entity may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

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Date Entered: 

August 7, 2017

Date Last Modified: 

December 15, 2021