IRGC – Aerospace Force

Controlled by IRGC, Operates Iran's inventory of ballistic missiles

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

Operates Iran’s inventory of ballistic missiles. Missiles reportedly include the Shahab 1 and 2 short-range ballistic missiles, the Shahab 3 medium-range ballistic missile, and the Tondar, Fateh, Zelzal and Qiam missiles;

Provides close air support and lift capabilities for the IRGC’s rapid reaction units;

The AFAGIR controls Iran’s strategic missile forces. In August 2013, Ahmad Vahidi. former defense minister of Iran said that his country is ranked sixth in the world in missile production. It is claimed to operate several thousand short- and medium-range mobile ballistic missiles, including the Shahab-3/3B with a range of up to 2,100 kilometers, which is the mainstay of Iran’s strategic deterrent. This puts even NATO members Greece, Bulgaria and Romania within striking range, if fired from Western Iran. If Iran ever produces nuclear weapons, the AFAGIR is likely to control them;

In May 2013 Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Logistics delivered a massive number of missile TELs to IRGC AF,[ “Iranian television footage showed at least 26 TELs lined up in two rows for the event, which marked their purported delivery to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, which operates the country’s ballistic missiles”, according to the report by IHS Jane’s;

Also Known As:
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force
Air Force, IRGC (Pasdaran)
Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (AFAGIR)
Aerospace Division of IRGC
IRGC Aerospace Force

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


Person of interests:
Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh

Reason for the color:
» On 24/10/2016 added on consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK;
» Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 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, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity;
» Added on June 16, 2010 to the Specially Designated Nationals (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;
» Listed by the British government in 2012 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement;