Our international work includes everything from high level programme management and political liaison functions, through hands-on technical work, to targeted training and advisory support to a wide range of countries and organisations, and quality/environmental inspections and monitoring.

Below are some examples of projects that Fenix has been involved with.

Project Portfolio

Afghanistan

Fenix delivered advanced EOD training to national technical personnel and also facilitated development and drafting of the current National Mine Action Strategic Plan (NMASP).

Botswana

Fenix works with NPA in Botswana to help in the destruction of the country’s stockpile of cluster munitions.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Fenix is working with NPA on the safe and efficient destruction of large surface to air missiles.

Colombia

Fenix is providing support to GICHD and the Colombian mine action programme to investigate the effects of ageing on improvised landmines. Fenix support covers broad project management input as well as advice on the use of IM assets to help understand the reality of risk, and technical support for practical investigation of improvised devices when they are discovered.

Cambodia

Colin King conducted disassembly of recovered unexploded US air dropped bombs, from the Vietnam war era, to investigate the effects of ageing and the implications for residual risk associated with such weapons. Other work in Cambodia included the recovery and exploitation of live landmines as part of the US State Department funded three-year landmine ageing study.

Vietnam

Fenix has been involved in Vietnam since 2011, working on a range of projects including the national quality management system, reviews of information management aspects, ageing of ERW (all with GICHD) and providing advice to KOICA. The Korean Government aid and development agency, in support of their joint mine action programme with the Vietnamese Government.

Falklands

Fenix provides the Demining Programme Office (DPO) for the landmine clearance programme in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), carrying out liaison with the local government and civil and military authorities, monitoring performance of the land release contactor, and conducting technical exploitation of recovered landmines and other ERW to assess residual functionality and risk.

Peru

Peru is part of the NPA SHADOW programme that Fenix assists with. Fenix works with NPA and the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) to develop safe, effective and efficient procedures for the extraction, disassembly and disposal of munitions including: RBK 500 AO-2.5RT; RBK 250 PTAB 2.5M; RBK 250-275 AO-1SCh; RBK 500 ZAB 2.5; BME 330 SNA; and BME 330 CH cluster bombs. 

Mozambique

Fenix works with NPA to address the country’s stockpile of cluster munitions and to help with the management of other ordnance. Operations near Nacala in Nampula Province included research into the development of disassembly procedures for the RBK 250 PTAB 2.5M bomb and submunitions (now being applied in Peru) and the RBK 500 ZAB 2.5, as well as assessment of other ordnance earmarked for disposal.

Macedonia

Fenix developed and trained Macedonian soldiers in the technical procedures involved in a larger scale cluster bomb and mortar bomb destruction program. The disposal was carried out by the Macedonian military, with Fenix maintaining a supervisory role and providing technical and operational expertise. This involved the design of munition specific tools for disassembly, the production of training aids and the recycling of scrap material.

Moldova

Fenix worked with NPA in Moldova to help destroy the country’s stockpile of cluster munitions, allowing it to be the first state party to the CCM to declare completion. Further work with ICRC included advanced operator training, advanced demolitions training, and demilitarisation using re-purposed RPG warheads to dispose of air dropped bombs

Serbia

Fenix worked with NPA in Serbia to help destroy the country’s stock of BL755 cluster munitions.  Initial assessments, a research and development phase, and a proving and preparation were completed.  SOPs for the extraction of submunitions and their disassembly were developed and tested, and modelling of site management processes was carried out. Full implementation of the project is currently awaiting funding.