Optima Group

Key Sector: Defence, Security


Optima has been providing advisory, training and operational Explosive Threat Mitigation services to government, defence, commercial and humanitarian clients worldwide since 2009. We are internationally recognised as a leader in Explosive Threat Mitigation and have been the main implementing partner for the international community in Iraq since 2015.

Optima has invested in building a company structure that has effective governance and world leading staff at its heart. This ensures that Optima remains agile and outcome-focussed whilst managing multiple programmes and projects across the World.
Optima’s success is derived from a combination of our personnel’s extensive experience, the utilisation of established partnerships and our unrivalled understanding of operational context. With these resources Optima deliver world leading expertise to enhance human security and protect communities and organisations in conflict-affected locations.


Our Services
From high risk search and clearance operations in conflict-affected areas to advisory services and the training of client personnel, Optima helps protect communities from increasingly complex explosive threats.
Making locations safe for reconstruction and equipping countries with the skills to overcome future hazards, Optima is helping to restore stability and transform lives around the globe.
We provide:
Search, technical surveys, clearance, mentoring and quality assurance | Optima Operations
• Ensuring that deployed people, organisations and civilians in ‘at risk’ areas have the necessary knowledge and capabilities to remain safe.
• Clearing and making locations safe from improvised Explosive Devices and explosive hazards.
• Enabling reconstruction to occur through survey and clearance activity.

Transferring knowledge and experience at all levels | Optima Training
• Providing threat awareness, training Search personnel, first responders, IED Disposal (IEDD), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and forensic exploitation teams to find, clear, manage, control and where appropriate, exploit IED incidents.
• Giving people and organisations the capabilities and the confidence to effectively and efficiently mitigate threats.
• Helping agencies and organisations to interact, operate effectively and coherently in often complex and chaotic situations.

Technical, organisational and strategic consulting | Optima Advisory
• Advising the most appropriate processes, organisational structures and equipment necessary to mitigate the threat from explosives and explosive devices.
• Embedding subject matter expertise to assess, advise, co-ordinate and review.
• Supporting design, planning and conducting the trials necessary to produce effective mitigation capabilities.

Consultancy and training for effective law, order and justice systems | Rule of Law
• Strategic criminal justice analysis, advice and capacity building for Governments, Embassies, International Organisations and NGOs
• Basic law enforcement, prosecutorial and judicial training
• Improving human rights
• Specialist investigations and prosecution
• Operational mentoring of police, prosecutors and judges
• Improving criminal justice efficiency and effectiveness
• Systemic and organisational justice reform
• Contact, assistance and in-country support and advice.