Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI)

Also Known As: 

Shiraz Electronic Industries
Shiraz Electronic Ind.
Sashiraz Industries

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military


- P.O. Box 71365-1589, Shiraz
- Hossain Abad Road, Shiraz, Iran
- Ayatollah Mirzay-e Shiraz Blvd., Ghasr Aldasht St., 71000 Shiraz, Iran
- Mirzaye Shirazi Blv., Shiraz, Iran
- Mirzaie Shirazi, Shiraz, Fars 71365-1589 Iran


71-644-831; 71-649-869; 71-646-253



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Produces electronics for the Iranian military; a subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries (IEI); owned or controlled by the Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Produces radar and electronic equipment for the Iranian military, including the Qamar 3-D search and control radar system for electronic warfare, air navigation systems, communications intelligence systems (COMINT), and electronic signals intelligence systems (ELINT); repairs TOW missile launchers and radar systems; develops radar, military communication systems, warfare systems, control and automation systems, laser systems, consumer electronics, satellites, and marine electronics, including sonar and under-sea communication devices; products include oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, navigation aids, instrument landing systems, and military communication systems; involved in work on avionics, naval radar, and command and control systems; also supplies air traffic management systems, including primary surveillance radar and satellite navigation augmentation systems; calibrates electronic test equipment; develops electronic proximity and delay fuses; has produced radar systems that can cover ranges of up to 500 km.

Clients have included Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex, Shahid Chamran University, South Pars Gas Company, Bandar Imam Petrochemical, Khurasan Telecommunication Company, and Tehran Province Telecommunication Company; commercial products have included digital phones, analog key phones, and pulse-code modulation equipment; has worked with desert environmental laboratories, radio systems and wireless equipment, and designed underground networks and mobile communications systems.

Maintains the Shiraz Electronics Research Center (SERC); reportedly employed Amir Hossein Ardebili, who was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in October 2007 on charges of violating export controls, conspiracy and money laundering; company officials have reportedly included Ghasem Haghighat (managing director) and Asghar Kazemi; has reportedly been involved as project leader in the development of a phased array air defense system with Electronic Component Industries (ECI) and Iran Electronics Research Centre (IERC); has conducted electronic warfare simulation, data gathering, and radar jamming; linked by the German government in 2002 to a laser gyroscope factory in Shiraz.

Reportedly presented 20 new optical, electronic and laser projects to MODAFL in 2007; was part of a conference about IEI exports to African countries.

Established in 1973.


Sanctioned (with all successors, sub-units, and subsidiaries) by the United States on June 28, 2016 under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act; sanctions apply for two years and ban the U.S. government from procuring from, contracting with, or providing assistance to the entity; listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it; sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Japan, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; 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 September 17, 2008, 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; the designation was part of sanctions against Iranian military end-users which obtained sensitive U.S.-origin goods through Iranian procurement front companies; listed by the Japanese government in 2017 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

February 13, 2018