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last updated 27-Jul-2021
  List / Directory of Private Military or Security Companies (PMCs/PSCs) as well as firms in adjacent sectors focusing on transport and logistics. Deploying personnel, equipment, or humanitarian supplies to and from conflict or post-conflict zones? Find here companies and services tailored to solve your secure transport needs. We are also incorporating here stand-alone firms operating flight training facilities.  
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Air Charter Service Ltd (ACS)

ACS can provide a range of time-sensitive charter solutions in emergency situations, including Evacuations , Critical Supplies , Search & Rescue , and Air Ambulance . The company is experienced in chartering aircraft for the governments of countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Spain. With an international network of offices across six continents, we can provide local knowledge on a global scale. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Bristow Group Inc

Bristow is one of the world's leading industrial aviation solutions provider offering helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR) services as a core part of its helicopter services in most of the countries in which it operates. and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations worldwide. The company is alsoa leader in helicopter transportation services throughout the world, providing fixed-wing with rotary-wing flight connectivity to transport personnel from onshore bases to offshore drilling rigs, platforms and other installations.  [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:



CTG is part of the Chelsea Group. Established in 2004, with Headquarters in Dubai and their Africa Support in Nairobi, they have grown from a solely Afghanistan-focused company to serving clients in over 24 fragile and conflict-affected countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. The company specialises in the rapid mobilisation and management of skilled and unskilled personnel ranging from doctors to drivers, engineers to administrators. They have established reliable operations and strong local networks in the world's most challenging environments. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Discovery Air

This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes

Discovery Air was a global leader in specialty aviation services. They delivered air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support. Air Tind, Discovery Air Defence, Discovery Mining Services, and GSH were some of the companies that were part of Discovery Air. [Information retrieved from the company's website in December 2017]:


IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. / IAP (Ingenuity and Purpose)

From natural disasters to overseas battlefields, we are ready at a moment's notice with the experience to plan, coordinate and carry out complicated logistical and technical challenges. We maintain, manage, and operate military installations the size of a small city, civilian facilities, and remote research laboratories. IAP delivers the people, technologies, and program management required to support its customers' workforce flexibility needs around the globe. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


Kalitta Charters LLC

The company began service in December 2001 and provides air charter services for cargo, passenger, and medical transport, either by contract or on-demand, to a highly diverse customer base. Kalitta has flown to almost every nation on the planet and transported virtually every type of cargo imaginable: a weather station, live rockets, oil field equipment, explosive material, penguins, and even whales. The company is an approved carrier for the United States Government, including the Department of Defense, and also remains dedicated to the medical transportation service industry. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


National Air Cargo Inc

National Air Cargo launched in 1990 with a business aim to provide high-quality, rapid response freight forwarding services. Over the next two decades, we earned an impeccable reputation by providing mission-critical logistics support to military forces, by delivering essential supplies when lives are on the line, and by arriving on time with indispensible items that keep businesses and military operations running uninterrupted. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Security Support Solutions (3S)

This company is no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes

3S was established by a team of multi-disciplined security and ex-military professionals to service Governments, NGOs, Private Security Companies News Agencies and the Military sector. The company has embraced clients requirements for a broad portfolio of specialist products and services providing a high level pf support and advice in benign and non-benign theatres covering Aviation and Maritime, general Consultancy, Rotary and Fixed- wing Air Services, Armoured Vehicles and Military law enforcement equipment. [Information retrieved from the company's website in November 2008]:


SkyLink Aviation Inc

SkyLink flies over 600 worldwide charter operations per year. We have supported the governments of the United States, Canada, Iraq, Italy and organizations such as NATO, International Red Cross, United Nations and USAID who have all counted on us to provide the reliable support they needed. Our services include Air charters, Emergency Evacuations, Project management, Turn-key logistics solutions, Multi-modal cargo movements, Ground handling, Flight planning, and Clearance services. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:



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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