French military firm hired by Somalia to provide maritime security
Ever since the pirate attack on the French luxury yacht the Ponant, and the hostage tacking of it’s crew, French forces are involved in providing security to maritime vessels in the Gulf of Aden. Today, Secopex, a private French military firm has signed a contract with Somali government to boost it’s maritime security by creating a comprehensive coastguard information system. It is speculated that Secopex will receive 75-150 million dollars annually for the duration of the contract. Secopex, founded in 2003 and based in Carcassonne, southern France, is involved in providing private military services, private security, bodyguards, and security advice and auditing.