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last updated 23-May-2021

List / Directory of Private Military Companies (contractors, firms) or PMCs: living in an era characterized by both the broader diversification and deeper specialization of the private military/security sector, we overcome this corporate conundrum by focusing primarily on the core capabilities of firms. To examine further the horizontal and vertical integration of the business as well as inevitable overlaps, please explore our service sector and thematic directories.

PMCs: E - I


Edinburgh International
The company joined the Constellis Group in 2010 and their website became inactive - This listing is preserved for research purposes
Founded in 2003, Edinburgh International is a leading provider of security consultancy and services worldwide. In both challenging and permissive environments, Edinburgh International provide the security & support services 'wrapper' needed to get the job done.His catalogue of services include Security Consultancy, Security Services, Business Intelligence & Investigations, Business Facilitation, Logistics, Training, and Life Support. [Information last updated on 10 March 2007]


Engility Holdings Inc.
Engility was acquired by Science Applications International Corp.(SAIC) in 2019 - This listing is preserved for research purposes

Engility was launched in 2012 as an independent company made up of leading businesses within L-3's Government Services segments: including MPRI, Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2), Global Security & Engineering Solutions (GS&ES), Linguist Operations & Technical Support (LOTS) and Engility Corporation and International Resources Group (IRG). Their catalogue of services included Specialized Technical Consulting, Program & Business Support Services, Engineering Advanced Technology and Supporting Fielded Systems, Information Technology Modernization & Sustainment, Supply Chain Services & Logistics Management, Training & Education. On July 17, 2012, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. completed the spin-off of Engility Holdings, Inc., which was previously a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Holdings:


Executive Outcomes (EO)
This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes

After liberating oil facilities in the coastal town of Soyo in Angola in 1993 the company was approached by the Angolan government to help reconstitute and train its 16 Brigade. This involvement set a blue print for services rendered by the firm to other governments and commercial entities, which reflect the capabilities advertised by the company in their corporate literature.


EO was a South African firm established in 1989 and closed in December 1998. From his humble beginnings to the fully fledged company EO became, the company has no parallel in recent corporate history. The history of the firm is amply documented and we encourage the reader to read and learn about it rather than to rush to wiki conclusions. We list many titles covering EO history in the Books section.


The company advertised to have assisted clients with training packages in the following fields (selected sample from the 23 fields listed in 1998): Advanced Infantry Training, Armoured Warfare Training, Basic and Advanced Battle Handling., Clandestine Warfare, Combat Air Patrol, Heli-borne Operations., Special Forces Selection Programmes and Specialist Weapons Training.

[Information retrieved from the company's corporate literature and last edition of their website]


Enhanced Security Professionals (ESP)

Enhanced Security Professionals delivers security and defense solutions to government and business. Our solutions and strategies are intelligence-led to ensure government and businesses are prepared for a global crisis and various destabilizing forces. Main service areas are Business Defense Solutions (including Workplace Violence Preparedness), Government (including full spectrum of training), and Security Risk Management (including Superyacht Risk Management, International Risk Management, and Protective Security Group). [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020]:


EOD Technology Inc. (EODT)
EODT evolved into Sterling/Janus Global Operations, - This listing is preserved for research purposes
EODT is an employee owned environmental services firm specializing in military munitions response, security related services, and contaminated property redevelopment. Our commitment to safety and quality is demonstrated in our track record for zero munitions-related accidents or injuries. Areas of service include Munitions Response, Security Services, Critical Mission Support, Range Services, IED Awareness and Training. [Information retrieved from Overview on 30 September 2005]:


Erinys International
The corporate identity is no longer active but they are still out there - This listing is preserved for research purposes
The Erinys Group of Companies offer a wide range of security services which span the planning, design and implementation of comprehensive, turnkey, security solutions in remote and difficult environments. Erinys also specialises in risk management and mitigation, threat assessments and the design and implementation security strategies at the corporate level. The company's services methodology emphasised Strategy Definition, Process Design, Technology Integration and Physical Protection; and focusing on the following key markets and Oil & Gas, Mineral Extraction, Multinational Corporations, Public Sector & NGOs. [Information retrieved from About us and Services and Markets on 1 April 2010]:


Fulcrum International Group

Transient enterprise no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
We specialize in the provision and training of qualified Elite Security Personnel, Executive Protection Operators, Police and Military Special Units as well as Contract Security Professionals. [Information retrieved from Intro on 16 February 2007]



This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
With headquarters in Spain, Ge2B is an international security consulting and risk management group specializing in political and security risk analysis, information security and technology, security management, crisis management, and field security operations. Ge2B is a supplier of the UN's Inter-Agency Procurement Services Organization and a member of Spain 's prime risk management associations (AGERS, FERMA, and IFRIMA):


Global Dutch Dynamic

Transient enterprise no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
GDD is an independent security and risk management company, specialized in providing solutions in remote and unfamiliar regions. Our security and consultancy services are tailored to fit the needs of companies, governments, NGOs, and private persons. Our experienced and discrete professionals provide unique solutions, meeting our clients stated needs and exceeding their expectations. [Information last updated 10 March 2008]:


Global Strategies Group

This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
Global Strategies Group is one of the world’s leading providers of defence, development and risk management services for clients operating in high-stakes situations – when the problem is complex, when the mission is vital, when time is short and when ingenuity is key. We empower our clients to achieve their toughest goals by strengthening national security, transforming critical environments and enabling opportunities, worldwide. Key sectors covered by the company prior to 2017: Defence & Security, Aid & Development, Corporate Risk Management:

This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
Golan ltd fields a cadre of specialists with decades of experience serving the military's elite special operations and counterterrorist units in Israel. [information retrieved from Home on 1 January 2007]:

Groupe EHC
At the time this listing was being updated, we were not able to verify if the company remains active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
Created in 1999 by former Officers of the French Army and with outstanding experience in the former French Colonies of Africa, EHC Group was developed to respond to corporate security requirements and provides a strong and discrete professional service. Our goal is to allow our customers to maintain their regular activities in hostile or insecure environments. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020]:


Groupe GEOS

GEOS Group supports any company or institution by providing solutions for risk management and operational and human problems. Their mission is to enable companies to safely exploit their potential for growth and influence without endangering their personal or intangible assets. Crisis Management, Field Solutions, Technical Assistance and Security, Training are some of the key areas covered by the company. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020]:


Gryphon Group

The company focuses on operational programs in the following areas: Surveillance, Explosives, Medicine, Canine, Survivability, Protective, Weapons, Language. All of Gryphon's training programs (only aimed at the US military and its federal agencies) are focused on the "Universal Truths of the Battle-field", which do not change from battle to battle. The company is GSA approved, and ISO 9001-2015 certified since November 2016. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020]:


Gurkha International Group

The Gurkha International Group was founded in 1994 by members of the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas to provide reputable employment for Nepalese personnel worldwide. Since then, the Group has developed extensive experience in the sourcing, selection and movement of trained and experienced personnel and has widened its field of recruiting to include Thailand. Founded in 1995, The Group's Gurkha International Manpower Services Ltd. (GIMS) also recruits Security Guards and other staff from Nepal for land-based employment such as camp staff for isolated or dangerous areas of the world. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020]:


International Charter Incorporated of Oregon (ICI of Oregon)
This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes

"ICI has provided the [US State] Department with a responsive, experienced, flexible organization that is poised to respond immediately to changing requirements under short deadlines and in hardship environments". The company's core capabilities were Aviation, Security, Logistics and Training, with a subsequent specialization around Aviation (e.g. Relief services, Peacekeeping support, Project management, Heavy lift, Industry, and VIP transport) and Training. [Information retrieved from the company's website in 2003]:


International Security & Defence Systems. (ISDS)

ISDS is a multinational security company, established in 1982 by highly experienced officers, former operatives of I.S.A. Israeli Security Agency, the MOSSAD and the Defence Forces. [Information retrieved from main page on 17 October 2003]: We were unable to update this listing during August 2020 as their new website was found to be unstable and pages other than the front page were inaccessible. is another URL identity that has been previously available:



This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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