To the northwest of Parchin in the Barjamali Hills, a test range for liquid-propellant missile engines is part of the Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG) research facility, where signature of engine test stand firing—probably including technology from the Russian SS-4 Sandal missile—was confirmed by an American spy satellite in August 1997.
On December 15, 1997, SHIG conducted at least a sixth 1997 test of an engine needed for a 800-mile-range (1,300 km) ballistic missile. The test was either sixth or eighth during 1997, according to available intelligence. It is reported the Russian Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute [TSAGI] contracted in early 1997 to build a wind tunnel at SHIG, for both Iranian and Russian missile designers to refine the Shahab-3 missile.
In early October 2014, the New York Times reported on sabotage concerns arising from a blast that took place at the site.
On July 2015 due to claims that there was activity in the military complex associated with nuclear weapons, the mission for Iran on the United Nations stated that there is no nuclear weapon production on the site and the reactivation is a misconception caused by road reconstruction opposite the Mamloo Dam located at the vicinity of the Parchin Military Complex.  Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ISIS's analysis of satellite imagery lies.
- Kuh-e Bagh-e-Melli Kukh-e-Barjamali Shahid Hemat Industrial Group
- Timeline of Iran's Nuclear Activities
- Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Parchin - Nuclear Site
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