Rayan Roshd Afzar

Also Known As: 

Ray Roshd
Rayan Roshd Afzar Company
Rayan Roshd Ind. Co.
Rayan Roshd Afzar Ltd.
Rayan Kav Co.
Raycav Co. Iran

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China


No. #16, Barazandeh Ave., Sohrvardi Shomali St., Tehran, Iran
#24 Barazandeh St, North Sohrevardi Ave, Tehran, Iran
No. #16, 16.5 Ave., 17th St., Shahrak Sanati Chahar Dange, Tehran, Iran
#138 Boostan Ave., 6th West Golestan, Baharestan Industrial Complex, Karaj, Iran
No 110, 19th km of Special Road of Karaj, Iran
No. 4, Ave No. 26, Eibn yamin Ave, Sohrvardi Shomali St, Tehran, Iran


+98 21 8767661, +98 21 5259634, (+98 261) 476 0 429-31, (0098) (21) 88530405, (0098) (262) 3882081, (+98 21) 88767661, (+98 21) 88530401-5, (0098) (261) 4760428, (912) 144 1773, 33744221


+98 21 8768826, (0098) (21) 88515796, +98 (0)21 8767661


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Supplies components to the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and aerospace programs of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Has produced technical components for the IRGC's UAVs, software for its aerospace program, and reportedly weapon sights for IRGC rifles; has also produced equipment used by the IRGC to censor social media and telecommunications content in Iran; has entered into defense contracts with the IRGC's Qods Aviation Industries (QAI).

Part of the Rayan Group, which is based in Beijing; designs and manufactures surveillance, communication, and security systems for industrial and military applications, as well as electronic components and industrial automation systems; has produced electro-optical gyro-stabilized platforms for UAVs and light aircraft, and data transmission systems for UAVs and surveillance systems; additional products include ARIO thermal imaging cameras, laser range finders, night vision systems, spectrometers, and programmable logic controller (PLC) units; products reportedly include missile seekers and remote weapon systems.

Sponsored the construction of the Rayan Roshd Afzar Research Centre, built by Bam Citadel, in Pardis New Town in Tehran; has worked with Imam Hussein University to create a "gyro-optical platform browser."

Procures items from China, including thermal imaging cameras and rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Reportedly a subcontractor for Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA); reportedly produces RU-series thermal weapon sights supplied to militias in Iraq and Syria, as well as ARIO-H762 remote weapons systems licensed to Sudan.

Company officials include Seyyed Reza Ghasemi (CEO), Mohsen Parsajam (chairman of the board), and Farshad Hakemzadeh; company officials have also included Mohsen Kargar; Hakemzadeh and Kargar have been shareholders of China-based Abascience Tech Co., Ltd., which was involved in efforts to supply electronic items from Canada, Europe, and the United States to Iran's Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI).


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.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2017 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles.

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Date Entered: 

November 1, 2010

Date Last Modified: 

June 29, 2022