Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization

Also Known As: 

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Self-Sufficiency Jehad Organization
IRGC Research and Self Sufficiency Jehad Organization (RSSJO)
Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization
IRGC's Arms and Military Equipment Self-Sufficiency Program
IRGC Jihad Self-Sufficiency Organization
Jihad Self-Sufficiency Organization of Islamic Revolution Iranian Revolutionary Guards
Self Sufficiency Jihad Organisation (SSJO)
IRGC's Self-Sufficiency and Industrial Research Center
IRGC's Self-Sufficiency and Industrial Research Centre
IRGC Missile Research Center
IRGC Self-Sufficiency Organization
IRGC's Research and Self-Sufficiency Organization

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military



Responsible for ballistic missile research and development; part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Has supported the IRGC's efforts to improve the ballistic missile capabilities of Houthi rebels in Yemen; reportedly helped Hezbollah and Palestinian militants develop missile capabilities.

Has reportedly overseen an IRGC missile and space research center; has reportedly developed combat drones and the 1,900kg Salman solid-fuel motor.

Receives support from the Iranian national Sayyed Mohammad Ali Haddadnezhad Tehrani.

Personnel have reportedly included the late Major General Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam (director), who was reportedly involved in the design and production of ballistic missiles, including the anti-ship Persian Gulf missile; other officials from the IRGC Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization reportedly took over Moqaddam's projects after his death in November 2011.


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: 

August 28, 2020