Bahram Aran

Also Known As: 

Bahram Mahmoudi Mahmoud Alilou
Bahram Mahmoudi
بهرام محمودي محمودعليلو

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • Azerbaijan
  • Canada
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Yemen



An Iranian national who has been a resident of Azerbaijan; according to the U.S. Department of Justice, was involved in a conspiracy to unlawfully export items with military or nuclear applications from the United States to Iran through Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

Together with Shahin Golshani, Modern Technologies FZC, and Asghar Mahmoudi, indicted in the United States on April 17, 2012, on charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and of smuggling and making false statements; remained at large as of March 2023.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, was part of a conspiracy to unlawfully export the following items to Iran between 2005 and 2009:

  • A Maxicam 3002 high-speed camera for Isfahan Optics Industry
  • A landing gear assembly for an F-5 fighter jet
  • An MSS-1000 meteorological sensor system

In connection with the export of the Maxicam 3002 camera, allegedly submitted a falsified end-user statement to a U.S.-based company listing Azerbaijan-based System Dizayners Company as the ultimate end user; with Asghar Mahmoudi, allegedly arranged for a Canada-based repair specialist to receive technical training in the United States and then travel to Iran to repair the Maxicam 3002 camera; in connection with the export of the landing gear assembly, allegedly requested that a co-conspirator falsely represent Modern Technologies FZC as having been involved in a transaction with the Yemen Ministry of Defense.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, has been an owner and managing director of Aran Modern Devices Kish Company and has conducted business as an employee of Modern Technologies FZC.

Date Entered: 

September 27, 2023

Date Last Modified: 

September 27, 2023