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

Australian companiesEdit

  • Sharp End International, Mainly uses Australian and New Zealand ex-special forces instructors
  • Unity Resources Group, Australia, based in Dubai - Special Forces and law enforcement veterans from Australia, the US, New Zealand and Great Britain

Brazilian companiesEdit

Aragon Team, Special Forces and law enforcement veterans[1] from Brazil, the Chile, France and Great Britain

Dominican Republic companiesEdit

Peruvian companiesEdit

Russian companiesEdit

ChOP "Alfa-Tsentr" Moscow, Russia Belarus, Chechnya, Dagestan, Eastern Ukraine, South Ossetia Composed of former spetsnaz operators,[3] provide corporate and personal security services[4]
Moran Security Group St Petersburg, Russia Russia, Germany, Iraq,Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Syria, United States Headed by a FSB reserve colonel, responsible for the "Slavonic Corps" controversy in Syria [5][6]
RSB Group Moscow, Russia Russia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom Largest PMC in Russia [6]
ChOP "Viking" Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia Russia Former special forces soldiers MVD and FSB, experienced in combat and counterterrorism[7]

South African companiesEdit

UK companiesEdit

Aegis Defence Services London Iraq, Afghanistan, and others Contracted by the U.S. department of Defense during the most recent War in Iraq.[10]
Control Risks Group London 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 companiesEdit

AirScan Titusville, FL US Department of Defense, US Air Force, and a number of private companies
Academi McLean, VA Consulting. Formerly known as Blackwater.
Custer Battles McLean, VA Iraq and oil sector (at present, have ceased operations in Iraq) Dissolved
Clients include US Department of Defense, Department of State, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and other government and private entities. Additionally provides licensed private investigative services and close protection services including female details. Associated with AnnaMaria Cardinalli
DynCorp Falls Church, VA Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Colombia
G4S Risk Management 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.
GK Sierra[11][12] Washington, D.C. DHS, CIA, Department of Defense contractor. Also has offices in Portland, OR and field offices in various locations globally. A holding of Genoa-Knowlton, Inc.
ITT Corporation White Plains, NY Kosovo
Jorge Scientific Corporation Arlington, VA Consulting
KBR Houston, TX Formerly a Division of Halliburton
MPRI, Inc. Alexandria, VA
MVM, Inc. Vienna, VA CIA and NSA contractor
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles, CA
Raytheon Waltham, MA
Titan Corporation San Diego, CA
Triple Canopy, Inc. Herndon, VA South America, Iraq, Syria
Vinnell Corporation Fairfax, VA Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq


  1. "Aragon :: Team ::About Us". Aragon Team. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. CorpWatch : Liberia: Northbridge Services Group Under Investigation
  3. Galeotti, Mark (May 19, 2013). "Russia's 'Zaslon' Military Operators Are So Shadowy They Make Ninjas Look Like Amateurs". Business Insider. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  4. "Reliable Protection". Federal Inform - Federal News. April 7, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  5. Miller, James (November 19, 2013). "‘Mercenary’ is Merely a Cover Story for Russian Soldier or Spook". The Interpreter. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Industry Talk: The Slavonic Corps–A Russian PMSC In Syria". Feral Jundi. January 14, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ""CHASTNOE OKHRANNOE PREDPRIYATIE "VIKING", LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY". Corp. Russia. December 20, 2007. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  8. Mirror of Executive Outcomes' official website in 1998, from Accessed January 2012.
  9. Eeben Barlow's autobiography: Executive Outcomes – Against all Odds. Accessed January 2012.
  10. Norton-Taylor, Richard (April 23, 2009). "Foreign Office to propose self-regulation for private military firms". The Guardian. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  11. "Company History". GK Sierra. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  12. Кинес Кизиитов (2010-09-23). "Israeli 'spies'". RBC Russia. RBC Russia. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 

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