Global Counter-IED MapPrivate company counter-IED capacity


abpLocation: Poole, UK


Type: Private

ABP are a private company specialising in defence innovation, such as in product design, manufacturing and engineering. They provide equipment, support programmes, and project management.

One of the areas they specialise in is Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD).

They supply the military, law enforcement and security agencies internationally with tools for EOD and IEDD work, such as bomb disposal tools and other military equipment including: remotely operated vehicles, and a range of disruptors and disarmers.

They are a prime contractor to the Ministry of Defence in the field of EOD.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.