Whomever said the Scandinavians were neutral in the war on terror has not met Dynsec Group. Based in Sweden, they bill themselves as a "Security Risk Management" company with
Great...another corporate private military army (PMA) to march around the world.
"representative offices in the USA and South Korea. Our main area of operation is high threat regions in the Middle East and Africa"
When an American thinks of Sweden they think IKEA...beautiful, cheap, architecturally sound furniture. They think tall sexy blondes, blue eyes and wicked hot accents. Amazing skiing and beautiful scenery...ahh the life. A vacationers dream. Yet, no one fathoms the thought of them participating in the war on terror. This is not the case. Dynsec Group, like IKEA, is a smooth operator, their vision is to be THE leading
"alternative within [the] International Security and Peace Operations industry, providing our clients with premier integrated security solutions while setting the conduct and performance standards for our industry".Sounds great...I'll take some. But wait..are they saying that there is a private military 'industry'? A new market to be tapped? Corporate warriors?
Interesting..as we in the US, focus in on companies like Blackwater USA and Triple Canopy Inc., Dynsec Group, the Scandinavian equivalent, has gone under the radar. What I find extremely peculiar is how they market themselves. These guys have the best defense contractor website I've ever seen. Perhaps this is due to the Swedish penchant for the finer details of craftsmanship, I don't know. Whereas, Blackwater and Triple Canopy seem to hide their 'suspicious actions', Dynsec puts it out there...Sound effects and all. Cruising their website felt like navigating the title screen of a DVD or a video game.
Dynsec group, consists of
" selected Scandinavian, British and American professionals, recruited from Law Enforcement, Military and Corporate Security organizations...We provide highly professional and discreet services that make our clients 'feel' secure and comfortable in every situation...are prepared to take action at a moment's notice. Our [SRM] team delivers a comprehensive suite of security services that are complete, efficient, and cost effective solutions ...".Renaissance men, they do it all...After they finish their security, technical, and operational expertise , "within several market sectors", they 'll go back to being the peaceful, neutral, IKEA making, tall, blonde, sexy skiers we thought they were. or Perhaps they are the Knights Templar...( I found the Knights Templar to be an odd link on their website) If you know the history of the Templars......then
Dynsec Group has a much more interesting set of logos that needs further investigation.
*special note* All these PMA's have Illinois, Virginia, and DC offices ..odd??
Opportunities for Companies and Businesspeople in Iraq
Same Players. Different Scandal.