Marine Industries Group

Also Known As: 

Marine Industrial Group SASAD
Marine Industries Organization (MIO)

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Military


Pasdaran Av., Tehran Iran
P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran, Iran



A subsidiary of Defense Industries Organization (DIO), which is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Produces military and civil-use ships; provides vessels to the Iranian Navy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, and the Iranian Police; has undertaken a project to design and produce an anti-ship cruise missile; other products reportedly include the Ghadir-class mini submarine and the Qaem-class submarine; has conducted research on signature reduction and radiation analysis of vessels.

Affiliates include Shahid Julaei Offshore Industries, Shahid Darvishi Offshore Industries, Shahid Tamjidi Offshore Industries, Shahid Mousavi Offshore Industries, and Offshore Design and Research Center.

Company officials include Mustafa Esbati (director), Amir Babaei (deputy head), Alireza Najimi, and Ali Haj Mohammadi.

Began work in 1986.


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, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

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 December 21, 2012, 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 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.

Sanctioned (with all successors, sub-units, and subsidiaries) by the United States on 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 governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons; listed by the British government in 2012 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: 

July 24, 2019