Moscow Aviation Institute assisting Iran’s missile program

Listed in the context of assistance to Iran’s missile program and possible proliferation assistance to Syria in a July 2005 early warning document distributed by the German government to industry; sanctioned by the U.S. Department of State on January 8, 1999, for engaging in proliferation activities related to Iran’s nuclear and/or missile programs; since March 1999, present on the U.S. “Entity List” of end users whose activities impose “a risk of diverting exported and reexported items into programs related to weapons of mass destruction.”

Specialties include aircraft engineering, aircraft engines, rocket engines, rocket engineering, space vehicles and booster units, space rocket complexes, guidance and navigation of flight vehicles, automatic control systems for combat aircraft, robotic systems of aircraft armament, design and production of composite materials, and aerohydrodynamics; specializes in the development of gyrosystems and attitude control, navigation and stabilization devices, aircraft instruments, and computer-aided design (CAD).

Training site for Iranian technicians in propulsion and guidance technologies; trains specialists for Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces; possesses a Scientific Research Institute of Applied Mechanics and Electrodynamics, and a Scientific Research Institute for Low Temperatures; operated a branch at the Region State Science and Production Enterprise, which manufactures anti-ship weapons for Russia’s navy and guided bombs for Russia’s air force.

Operates branch-campus programs in other towns, including the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan; collaborated with the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), the Central Institute for Aviation Motors (TsIAM) and Soyuz Turaevo Machine Design Bureau in the development of a supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine; reportedly collaborated with France’s MBDA in developing a wide range ramjet (WRR) prototype engine; overseen by the Ministry of Education and Science; established 1930.

Source: / Iranwatch /

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