Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries

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Last Updated: December 1, 2010
Other Name: HESA; Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company; HESA Trade Center; HTC; IAMI; Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Company; Karkhanejate Sanaye Havapaymaie Iran; Hava Peyma Sazi-e Iran; Havapeyma Sazhran; Havapeyma Sazi Iran; Hevapeimasazi
Location: Isfahan
Subordinate To: Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
Size: Large industrial complex
Facility Status: Operational

Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (IAMI) is a major defense contractor for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and among other projects develops the Ababil unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). [1] In September 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control added IAMI to its specially designated nationals and blocked persons list. [2]

[1] Liam F. Devlin, "Iran Expands UAV Capability," Unmanned Vehicles, Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2007, p. 17; "Drone Wars: U.S. Sanctions Iranian Contractor that Supplies UAVs," World Tribune, 19 September 2008,
[2] U.S. Department of the Treasury, "Treasury Designates Iranian Military Firms," 17 September 2008,

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