As director and controlling shareholder of PRC-based Guilin Alpha Rubber and Plastics Technology Co., Ltd (Guilin Alpha), PRC-based Dong Wenbo (Dong) has represented Guilin Alpha in the sale of aircraft brake disks to HESA. Guilin Alpha –– which has facilitated the sale and shipment of thousands of aerospace components worth over a million dollars to HESA –– was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on March 9, 2023 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of, HESA.
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.
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23 May 1992
E02849013 (China) issued 23 Aug 2012 expires 22 Aug 2022
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» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on September 19, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Guilin Alpha;