Sho'a' Aviation

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Opposite to Golestan Np. 7, Bldg. No. 110, Suite No. 5, Pasdaran Street, Tehran
Pasdaran Street, Across from Golestan Haftom, Building 3110, Apartment 5, Tehran, Iran






Entity Web Site:

Produces micro-lights which the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed it is using as part of its asymmetric warfare doctrine; reportedly manufactures and assembles ultra-light airplanes, engineless airplanes, and non-military helicopters; reportedly operates an assembly line for ICB airplanes; reportedly maintains the Sho'a' flight school at Azadi Airport in Abyek Qazvin with four ultra-light airplanes.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 24, 2007, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as an entity of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2022 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Date Entered: 

June 15, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023