Iran's Missile Program

This page contains background essays and other documents authored by the Wisconsin Project that describe Iran's program to build long-range missiles. These documents focus on the history of Iran's missile program and provide an overall assessment of Iran's missile capability.

This page also contains links to other missile-related content on Iran Watch, including profiles of Iranian entities and their suppliers, summaries of news articles, and documents from the Library published by governments and multilateral organizations.

Iranian Entities

Missile, Military
Added:
August 7, 2017
Responsible for ballistic missile research and development; part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).Has supported the IRGC's efforts to improve the ballistic missile capabilities of Houthi rebels in Yemen; reportedly helped Hezbollah and Palestinian militants develop missile capabilities.
Missile, Military
Added:
March 6, 2009
Operates Iran's inventory of ballistic missiles; missiles reportedly include the Shahab 1 and 2 short-range ballistic missiles, the Shahab 3 medium-range ballistic missile, and the Tondar, Fateh, Zelzal and Qiam missiles; sanctioned by the European Union, the United States, as well as by the governments of Canada, Norway, Switzerland, and Japan,...
Missile, Military
Added:
February 5, 2009
Iran's national maritime carrier; has transported prohibited military-related cargo and facilitated shipments on behalf of and destined for Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and MODAFL subordinates.

Suppliers

Missile, Military
Added:
January 4, 2019

A Chinese front company involved in a conspiracy to procure U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications for export to Iran without the required licenses; managed by Yi Xiong, a Chinese businessman.

Missile
Added:
October 30, 2018

A Turkish businessman and owner of Turkey-based Gokdag Foreign Trade & Consultancy; allegedly involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications to Iran without the required licenses.

Missile
Added:
October 30, 2018
A Portuguese company owned and operated by Paulo Vicente; allegedly unlawfully exported U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications to Iran without the required licenses.