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.
- Kuh-e Bagh-e-Melli Kukh-e-Barjamali Shahid Hemat Industrial Group
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