Ya Mahdi Industrial Research Complex (YMA)

Also Known As: 

Ya Mahdi Industrial Complex
Ya Mahdi Industries Group
Ya Mahdi Group
Ya-Mahdi Aircraft Manufacturing
O Mahdi Aircraft Manufacturing
YMA Research & Industrial Complex
Ya Mahdi AG Industrial Research Complex
YMA College

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Khorasan Road, Lavizan, Parchin
P.O. Box 19395-4731, Tehran, Iran
P. O Box 19585-774, Tehran, Iran
Noboniad Sq., Tehran, Iran

Involved in international purchases of missile-related technology and goods on behalf of Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).

Reportedly procures missile components using Heavy Metal Industries as a front company; reportedly supplies the Saeghe anti-tank guided missile, which is deployed by the Iranian army; reportedly produces air-defense systems derived from SAM-2 and SAM-6 designs; reportedly produces the TOOPHAN and TOOPHAN 2 anti-tank missile systems.

Reportedly produces aerospace components, electrical equipment, and automotive equipment; products reportedly include navigational equipment, radar systems, and high-pressure test instruments.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 24, 2007, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as an entity involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; 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.

Added on July 18, 2006, 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; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

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

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

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.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023