What Are Some Security Companies Operating in Iraq?


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Security companies operating in Iraq include Aegis Defence Services, Blue Hackle, Reed International, Sallyport Global Services and SOC. Other companies include Tav Security and Triple Canopy.

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Aegis is a British security and risk management company with overseas offices in countries such as the United States, Iraq and Libya. It provides security services to governments, international organizations and the international corporate sector. AEGIS commenced operations in Iraq in 2004, and its biggest client is the U.S government.

Blue Hackle, which has served in Iraq since 2004, maintains operational offices in Baghdad, Basra and the KRG. It specializes in close protection, risk management, and mobile and static security. It also provides training in areas such as counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and close protection.

Reed International's headquarters are in Virginia, but the company maintains operational offices in Basra, Baghdad and Erbil. Founded in 2003, the company provides services such as close protection, risk assessment, logistics services, and personal and convoy security. Sallyport Global, which has been in Iraq since 2004, renders services such as risk assessment, threat mitigation, personal security details and electronic security measures.

SOC offers life support services and mobile and static security solutions as well as personal security details. Triple Canopy deals in services such as program management, logistics, personal security and training. Its clients include government agencies and multinationals.

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