Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Research Center

Also Known As: 

Shahid Movahed Industries
Shahid Movahed Camp
Shahid Movahed Industrial Complex
Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Industries
Shahid Mowahed Industrial Group
Shahid Movahed Industry
Shahid Movahed Industries Research Center

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


c/o SHIG, Damavand Tehran Highway, P.O. Box 16595-159 Tehran, Iran

A subsidiary of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), an entity subordinate to the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and responsible for Iran's liquid-fueled ballistic missile programs; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has played a key role in missile cooperation between Iran and North Korea.

Suspected of receiving support and assistance from North Korean missile specialists on a space launch vehicle (SLV), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

In 2009, signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in science and research with Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT); between approximately 2006 and 2008, collaborated with Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) on the construction and testing of ultra-high frequency (UHF) band antennae for a low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite; in 2005, reportedly concluded an industrial contract with IUST's office of scientific and industrial cooperation for consultation and measurement of antenna specifications.

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), involved in the research, testing, and manufacture of the body for the Ghadr missile.

Former officials include Asghar Esma'ilpur (director) and Mohammad Gholami.


Added on March 24, 2016, 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; 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.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2020 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles.

Date Entered: 

April 29, 2016

Date Last Modified: 

June 23, 2021