List of private military contractors

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The following is a list of notable private military contractors and companies.

Australian companies[edit]

  • Unity Resources Group, Hires Ex Australian special forces, and sometimes Canadians, New Zealanders, US and British.

Gibraltar companies[edit]

  • STTEP, registered in Gibraltar, mainly uses former SANDF forces.

Peruvian companies[edit]

Russian companies[edit]

South African companies[edit]

UK companies[edit]

Name HQ Portfolio Notes
Aegis Defence Services London Iraq, Afghanistan, and others Contracted by the U.S. department of Defense during the most recent War in Iraq. Aegis Defence Services Ltd was acquired by GardaWorld International Protective Services.[3]
Control Risks[4] Europe Provider of security and armed guards for British Embassies and Consulates.
Erinys International Dubai A joint South African-British private security company registered in the British Virgin Islands.
International Intelligence Limited Eastington, Stroud Specialist contracts. Operates in the security and intelligence sectors.
Sandline International London Ceased operations on April 16, 2004

US companies[edit]

Name HQ Portfolio Notes
AirScan Titusville, FL US Department of Defense, United States Air Force, and a number of private companies
Academi McLean, VA Consulting. Formerly known as Blackwater and Xe and it is part of the Constellis Group.
Custer Battles McLean, VA Iraq and oil sector (at present, have ceased operations in Iraq) Dissolved
G4S[5][6][7] Palm Beach Gardens, FL Paramilitary security forces of DoD, Energy Department, Savannah River Nuclear Site, and others. Commonly known in the U.S. by its former name, Wackenhut Group.
Jorge Scientific Corporation Arlington, VA Consulting
KBR Houston, TX Formerly a Division of Halliburton
MAG Aerospace Fairfax, VA
MPRI, Inc. Alexandria, VA
MVM, Inc. Vienna, VA CIA and NSA contractor
Northbridge Services Group Lexington, KY Advisory, Training, Operational Support, etc.
Northrop Grumman Falls Church, VA
Raytheon Waltham, MA
Titan Corporation San Diego, CA Sold to L3 Communications in 2005
Triple Canopy, Inc. Herndon, VA South America, Iraq, Syria It is part of the Constellis Group.
Vinnell Corporation Fairfax, VA Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq


  1. ^ Mirror of Executive Outcomes' official website in 1998, from archive. org. Accessed January 2012.
  2. ^ Eeben Barlow's autobiography: Executive Outcomes – Against all Odds. Archived 2007-12-29 at the Wayback Machine Accessed January 2012.
  3. ^ Norton-Taylor, Richard (April 23, 2009). "Foreign Office to propose self-regulation for private military firms". The Guardian. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Ahmed, Nafeez (May 28, 2014). "Inclusive Capitalism Initiative is Trojan Horse to quell coming global revolt". The Guardian. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "G4S hit by new scandal over immigration detention centre: Private companies should not be doing this sort of work". The Independent. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  6. ^ "'No Remorse': Inquiry Demanded Into 'Abhorrent Abuse' at UK Detention Center". Sputnik. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Torture victims were wrongly imprisoned in UK, high court rules". The Guardian. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.