Qods Aeronautics Industries

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Last Updated: December 1, 2010
Other Name: Qods Aviation Industries
Location: Tehran
Subordinate To: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

Qods Aeronautics Industries (QAI) is Iran's leading research and production company for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). [1] QAI has produced multiple variants of the Mohajer (Dorna and Hodhod), Tallash (Endeavor and Hadaf), and Saeqeh UAVs. [2] UNSCR 1747 designated QAI as an entity of proliferation concern and froze the company's assets. [3]

[1] Peter W. Singer, "A Revolution Once More: Unmanned Systems and the Middle East," Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, November 2009, www.brookings.com; J.R. Wilson, "UAV Worldwide," Aerospace America, April 2009, p. 34.
[2] Liam F. Devlin, "Iran Expands UAV Capability," Unmanned Vehicles, December 2006 to January 2007, p. 19; Anthony H. Cordesman, "Iran's Nuclear and Missiles Programs: A Status Report," Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, 4 December 2007, www.csis.org.
[3] Resolution 1747, United Nations Security Council, (S/RES/1747), 24 March 2007.

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