Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (IAMI)

Owned by MODAFL and controlled by IRGC

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

HESA manufactures Iran’s Ababil- and Shahed-series UAVs. It was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on September 17, 2008 for being owned or controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and for having provided support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). As of 2022, HESA has used the name Shahin Co. in contracts with overseas-based suppliers in an apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions and export controls. Because HESA continues to procure sensitive UAV components under this name, OFAC is updating HESA’s entry on the SDN List to include Shahin Co. as an alias.

Iranian aircraft production company. Established in 1976, it belongs to the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) and is located at Shahin Shahr, Isfahan;

Owned or controlled by MODAFL (Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics);

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, has provided support to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC);

Has 250,000 square meters of space for aircraft part manufacturing and assembly, laboratories, flight test facilities and production preparation shops. Utilizes own facilities for inspection, maintenance, repair, research, development and manufacturing of military and civilian aircraft and related military logistics systems. Equipped with stretch presses, numerically-controlled turning and milling machines, foundry shops, facilities to manufacture composite aircraft parts, and surface treatment facilities. Produces the IR.AN-140 aircraft, SHAHED-278 helicopter, various UAVs, aviation components and parts, and the Sanjaghak light airplane. Developing the “Ababil-S” and “Ababil-T” UAVs. Reportedly working on a maritime patrol and tactical transport variant of the IR.AN-140 passenger/cargo aircraft for Iran’s navy. Responsible for manufacturing reverse-engineered components for U.S. fighter aircraft in service in Iran, including the F-4 Phantom, F-5 Tiger II and F-14 Tomcat;

Subsidiary Farasakht Industriesspecializes in manufacturing aerospace tools and equipment;

Bank Refah Kargaran provided financial services to Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA). Facilitated millions of dollars of purchases by MODAFL of weapons-related items, including missiles and tanks, as well as items that enabled Iran to maintain of its fighter jets and submarines. Facilitated payments from HESA to companies and individuals involved in weapons-related procurement for Iran;

HESA’s Management:

Iran-based Mehdi Gogerdchian (Gogerdchian) serves as HESA’s current managing director and as a member of the firm’s board of directors. Gogerdchian has overseen HESA’s UAV testing and represented the firm in its contracts with foreign suppliers. Iran-based Hamidreza Noori (Noori) serves as HESA’s vice chairperson of the board of directors and previously held the role of managing director. Noori has represented HESA in its procurement of aerospace components and coordinated HESA’s cooperation with foreign countries. Iran-based Husayn A’ini (A’ini) serves as HESA’s Director of UAV Manufacturing and has overseen the firm’s UAV testing in Syria.

Gogerdchian, Noori, and A’ini are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, HESA.

Also Known As:
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Company (IAMCO)
Sanaye Havapaymai
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Ind. Company
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company
Iran Aircraft Mfg. Ind.
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Ind. Co
HESA Trade Center (HTC)
Karkhanejate Sanaye Havapaymaie Iran
Hava Peyma Sazi-e Iran
Havapeyma Sazhran
Havapeyma Sazi Iran

Invoved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Military Weapon Program



– Sepahbod Gharani Avenue 107, Tehran
– 28 km. Esfahan – Tehran Freeway, P.O.Box 83145-311 ShahinShahr, Esfahan, Iran
– P.O. Box 81465-935, Esfahan, Iran (HESA Trade Center)
– No. 27 Shahamat Ave. Vallie Asr Sqr., 15946 Tehran, Iran (HESA Tehran Office)
– P.O. Box 14155-5568, Tehran, Iran (HESA Tehran Office)

98 (311) 2222028 & (312) 5224910-20, (+98 31) 22 97 37, (+98 31) 22 97 38, 0312-5227368



Person of interests:
Mohammad Alizadeh

Reason for the color:
» Added on consolidated list of financial sanctions targes in the UK;
» On September 17, 2008, added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; the designation was part of sanctions against Iranian military end-users which obtained sensitive U.S.-origin goods through Iranian procurement front companies, resulting in criminal indictment by the U.S. Justice Department of Ali Akbar Yahya, F.N. Yaghmaei, Mayrow General Trading, Atlinx Electronics, Micatic General Trading, Madjico Micro Electronics, Al-Faris, Neda Industrial Group, Bahman Ghandi, Farshid Gillardian, Kaam Chee Mun, Djamshid Nezhad, Ahmad Rahzad, Majid Seif, Eco Biochem Sdn BHD and Vast Solution Sdn BHD;