Modern Technologies FZC

Also Known As: 

Modern Technologies
Modern Technologies Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Military

Exporting Country: 

United Arab Emirates

Related Country: 

  • Canada
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Yemen


PO Box 8032, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
No. 28, Y Building, SAIF Zone (Sharjah Airport Intl. Free Zone), United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 8032, No. 29, Building Y, SAIF-Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


+971 6 557 2051
+971 6 557 4665
+971 6 557 4667
+971 50 9881184


+971 6 557 2059


Supplier Web Site:

A company based in the United Arab Emirates; involved in the procurement of components for Iran's nuclear program, according to the European Union.

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 Bahram Aran, Shahin Golshani, 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

Allegedly the recipient in the United Arab Emirates of the Maxicam 3002 camera; in connection with the export of the landing gear assembly, allegedly was falsely represented on an end-user statement as having held a contract with the Yemen Air Force; allegedly the recipient in the United Arab Emirates of the MSS-1000 meteorological sensor system.

Affiliated with Aran Modern Devices, which was also allegedly involved in the conspiracy.

Products include centrifuges, rotary vacuum evaporators, laboratory freeze dryers, spectrophotometers, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, and fluorescence spectrometry equipment; has reportedly sought to purchase thermal imaging cameras.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, company officials have included Shahin Golshani (general manager) and Bahram Aran.

Established in 2003.


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, EU 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 and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and freezing its assets in those countries.

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

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Date Entered: 

July 13, 2011

Date Last Modified: 

September 27, 2023