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G4S in Saudi Arabia

Location: Riyadh


Type: Private

G4S are engaged in a project for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior Special Emergency Force (SEF) to develop a team of operationally experiences instructors to train and mentor future SEF.

They will be providing lessons and practical CIED and EOD training exercises from awareness to clearance, training and tactics.

G4S have been engaged to provide security in Saudi Arabia, particularly in regard to terror threats during Mecca pilgrimages.

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.