A private military company (PMC) is a private company providing armed combat and/or security services. PMCs refer to their staff as “security contractors” or “private military contractors”. Private military companies refer to their business generally as the “private military industry” or “The Circuit”.
The services and expertise offered by PMCs are typically like those of governmental security, military or police forces, most often on a smaller scale. While PMCs often provide services to train or supplement official armed forces in service of governments, they can also be employed by private companies to provide bodyguards for key staff or protection of company premises, especially in hostile territories. However, contractors who use offensive force in a war zone could be considered unlawful combatants, referring to a concept outlined in the Geneva Conventions.
In developing countries that have natural resources, such as oil refineries in Iraq, they are hired to guard the area. They are also hired to guard companies that contract services and reconstruction effort in war zones. Apart from securing companies, they also secure officials and government affiliates. Private military companies carry out many different missions and jobs.
Modern PMCs trace their origins back to a group of ex-SAS British veterans in 1965 who, under the leadership of the founder of the SAS. Dramatic growth in the number and size of PMCs occurred at the time of the end of the Cold War as Western governments increasingly began to rely on their services to bolster falling conventional military budgets.
Some contractors have served in advisory roles, that help train local militaries to fight more effectively, instead of intervening directly. Much of the peacekeeper training Western governments have provided to African militaries was done by private firms, and with the increasing absence of Western military support to international peace operations, the private sector was commonly utilized to provide services to peace and stability operations from Haiti to Darfur.
There are currently two private military companies providing services in the area of operation: SPARTAN SECURITY TACTICAL SOLUTIONS(SPARTANS) and GLOBAL RESPONSE AGENCY (GRA).
Currently there are no confirmed reports that PMCs are working for the FLN or the Cartel and the companies remain neutral.
In early 2017, SPARTANS were hired to provide security for the mining operations; but were targeted by the FLN. There are unconfirmed reports that SPARTANS was involved in combat operations with TASK Force 36 in 2017.
PMCs primary mission is to provide security management consulting, security training, Information services, Armed guards for facilities/residencies/projects sites, standby security, and mobile escort.
PMC companies are generally 8 – 20 squad size element or larger; but no more than 30. They typically operate in 4 man teams. This faction is authorized the use of vehicles. See registration for vehicle use during the event. Each team has a designated medic.
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF PMCs:
This game side is designated for advance MILSIM players who wish to have fun LARPing and who also have intensive game experience. This game side requires disciplined players to fulfill and comply with rules of engagement. As a member of Spartan Security, you will required to execute contract missions, maintain high levels of negotiation and diplomacy and keep their main office running. Members of PMCs should know:
- How to navigate with map and compass
- Use a Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Use Night Vision Googles/Night Vision Devices
- Know advanced radio communication protocols
- Know how to operate using small unit tactics
- Know how to operate vehicles in a tactical faction and must understand the rules of engagement
- Must have the physical conditions to cover some distance during the event and strictly obey the chain of command.
- SPARTANS: Tan or Coyote Brown 5.11 style trousers and black Polo shirts
- GRA: Blue or Black 5.11 style trousers and Tan Polo shirts
- Head Gear:
- SPARTANS: Baseball Cap (Tan)
- GRA: Baseball Cap (Black)
- Body Armor: All types of gear and chest rigs.
- Replica Types: No specific type. No sniper, DMR or support weapons authorized for this faction
We will enforce the dress code rule very strictly. Fail to comply fully with this rule will result in extended respawn time of 2hrs per game life.