Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC)

Handles much of the procurement for DIO and is responsible for research and development

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

The Iran-based Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC) is majority-owned by, and subordinate to, MODAFL. Previously sanctioned by the European Union (EU), the DTSRC falls within MODAFL’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and conducts defense-related procurement and research and development. DIO was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on March 30, 2007, for engaging in activities that have materially contributed to the development of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. The DTSRC is designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for being owned or controlled by, or for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, MODAFL.

Iran-based Amanallah Paidar (Paidar) has served as a commercial manager and procurement agent for the DTSRC. Paidar has procured items with UAV applications, including inertial measurement units and attitude and heading reference systems, for the DTSRC. Paidar also established and utilized Farazan Industrial Engineering, Inc. (Farazan) to acquire defense equipment for the DTSRC, and in one case attempted to procure tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of European-origin turbine engines applicable for UAVs and Iranian surface-to-air missiles. Paidar and Farazan are designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of, the DTSRC.

Murat Bukey (Bukey) is a procurement agent who has supported Paidar and his DTSRC-related procurement. Bukey used his now-dormant company Ozon Spor Ve Hobi Urunleri (Ozon Spor) to facilitate the procurement of a variety of goods with defense applications, including chemical and biological detection devices, for Paidar

Iran-based Asghar Mahmoudi (Mahmoudi) has facilitated the supply of items, including marine electronics, to Paidar and the DTSRC. Mahmoudi has also paid commissions to Paidar in connection with separate defense contracts that Paidar facilitated for Mahmoudi.

Reportedly received orders from the Iranian Research and Development Organization (IRDO) to obtain defense-related research and development equipment; according to the E.U., subsidiary of the Defence Industries Organisation (DIO);

According to the E.U., handles much of the procurement for DIO and is responsible for research and development;

Reportedly houses a missile design center; reported site of production lines for aluminum powder, hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) resin and potassium chlorite, useful in the production of solid rocket fuel;

Reportedly formerly known as Scientific-Research Group;

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Biological Weapon Program
Military Weapon Program

Also Known As:
Defence Technology and Science Research Centre
Educational Research Institute
Moassese Amozeh Va Tahgiaghati
Education Research Institute
Educational and Research Institute
Moasese Amozeshi va Taghighati Co.
Machinery and Vehicles Testing Company
PO u. T Research Centre
Sasadja Research and Development Group
Shiraz SE Research Centre
Centre for Engineering and Trade Company
CE and T Co.
Department 148/3
Moasese Amozeshi Va Taghighati
Centre of Engineering and Trade
Centre of Engineering and Development and Trade
Scientific-Research Group
Education and Research Institute
Educational & Research Institute


– Pasdaran Street, Tehran
– Pasdaran Av., Tehran, Iran
– PO Box 19585/777, Tehran, Iran
– 15 Street, Number Two, Ahmad Ghasir Avenue, Tehran

Reason for the color:
» 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 March 21, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for being owned or controlled by, or for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, MODAFL;
» Education Research Institute linked to military nuclear programs;
» Listed (as DTSRC/ERI) by the European Union on April 24, 2007, as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, E.U. member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity;