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:
February 5, 2009
"Assessed to provide geospatial data" for Iran's ballistic missile program, according to the European Union; reportedly uses aerial photography, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems to prepare maps for the Iranian Armed Forces.
Missile
Added:
January 26, 2004
Part of Defense Industries Organization (DIO); has participated in the production of components for Iran's ballistic missile program; reportedly involved in the development of the Ababil drone in coordination with Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (IAMI).
Missile
Added:
August 8, 2017
Involved in ballistic missile-related research and production. A subsidiary of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), which is a subordinate of the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) responsible for Iran's liquid-fueled ballistic missile programs.Sanctions

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.