|Last Updated:||December 1, 2010|
|Subordinate To:||Defense Industries Organization (DIO)|
Russian's Federal Security Service (FSB) asserts that the Gostaresh Scientific Research Center (GSRC) is the Defense Industries Organization's (DIO) primary missile engineering research facility.  The complex's precise location and purpose are unclear, but open source literature suggests it may house a large number of DIO entities, including the Sanam Industries Group or Department 140; the Mechanical System Industrial Group or Departments 142 and 158; the Education and Research Institute (ERI), formerly known as the Scientific Research Group, or Department 148/3; the University of Science and Defense Technologies or Department 149/d; and the Special Industrial Groups of the Ministry of Defense or Department 154. 
 Mikhail Kirillin, "Several U.S. Firms Engaged in Developing Missile Equipment Have Links With Iranians," Yadernyy Kontrol Dossier in Yadernyy Kontrol (Moscow), March-April 1998, No.2 Vol. 38, pp. 37-43, PIR Center, Publications Archives, www.pircenter.org.
 Al Venter, Iran's Nuclear Option (Pennsylvania: Casemate, 2005), p.37.