Global Counter-IED MapPrivate company counter-IED capacity


Blaythorne logo smallerLocation: UK


Type: Private

The Blaythorne Group is an independent company providing security consultancy, training and equipment, whose services can help create a more secure working environment. Blaythorne are an independent company specialising in the medical, security and counter-explosive threat sectors.

They predominantly provide consultancy. Alongside their consultancy they provide training, equipment and a range of services. They provide training and equipment for C-IED purposes.

An example of one of their courses is the ‘Course Series 8000 : C-IED Considerations for Maritime Force Protection’. This course aims to fulfill an operational requirement and provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to understanding a much changed security landscape. Operational and tactical issues related to Maritime Force Protection (MFP) against Asymmetric Threats in the maritime environment are the focus of this training. Other course focus on IED disposal.

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.