Global Counter-IED MapPrivate company counter-IED capacity

Airbus Defence and Space – Qatar

airbusLocation: Qatar

Type: Private

This new division of the Airbus Group is among the top ten global defence enterprises. In Qatar, it was contracted to provide the national Security Shield to Qatar, to cover Qatar’s 600km of borders.

The technology addresses the threat of smuggling and terrorist crossing. The system is now operational in Qatar and the security forces have received the appropriate training.

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.