Also Known As:
INOR Scientific Enter
INOR Scientific Center
INOR Scientific Institute
INOR Scientific and Production Centre
Between July 1998 and December 2001, present on the U.S. Department of Commerce "Entity List" of end-users whose activities pose "a risk of diverting exported and reexported items into programs related to weapons of mass destruction;" placed on the Entity List when an investigation for suspected export control violations involving weapons of mass destruction and missile technology was being carried out by the Russian Government; between July 1998 and November 2000, sanctioned by the U.S. Department of State for engaging in proliferation activities related to Iran's missile programs.
In 1997, Inor's Director L.P. Chromova reportedly contracted with an Iranian factory director identified as A. Asgharzadeh to supply Iran's Instrumentation Factories Plant, part of the Iranian Defense Industries Organization (DIO), with special alloys for Iran's long-range missile program, including 240 kilograms of high-strength steel known as "21HKMT" for missile casings and alloy foil designated as "49K2F," "CUBE2" and "50N" used to shield missile guidance components and sold in sheets 0.2 and 0.4 millimeters thick.
In 1996, reportedly began to negotiate with Iran's Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) to sell high-technology laser equipment, special mirrors, maraging steel and graphite-tungsten material.