Global Counter-IED MapPrivate company counter-IED capacity

Fenix Insight

fenix insightLocation: Copthorne, UK


Type: Private

Fenix Insight Ltd was formed by David Hewitson and Colin King, both of whom have been intimately involved in mine action and EOD for more than 20 years. Based on this experience Fenix was created to bring practical, robust solutions to complex operational and technical challenges.

Fenix have worked across the globe providing their expertise. They often work in collaboration with other counter-IED groups such as ICRC and MACCA.

They provide operations management and support, carrying out missions in partnership with others and alone. They provide training to countries and groups, as well as monitoring environmental inspection. For training they also provide cards and other training aids.

In regard to the technical side, they have published in Jane’s and are considered experts, carrying out research particularly into the effects of aging on explosives.

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.