Delivering integrated solutions based on British excellence to counter the threat from explosive ordnance including IEDs.

What is Counter-EO UK?

Representing the UK’s Counter-EO supply chain and collaborating with Her Majesty’s Government, British Army and security forces, Counter-EO UK delivers integrated solutions to enable partners to counter the threat from explosive ordnance including IEDs.

Working in line with the NATO Doctrine stated Lines of Operation: Attack the Network, Prepare the Force and Defeat the Device and delivering a depth of operational Understanding and Intelligence, Counter-EO UK can deliver integrated solutions tailored to customer needs.

The UK Counter-EO Industrial base has earned worldwide respect through over 40 years of experience of working alongside our government colleagues to deliver capability. We understand the threats and partner with government agencies to define requirements.

We can then measure against a dynamic, UK Counter-EO database to identify system of system options, capability gaps and choice of suppliers. We listen and work with customers to analyse the threat and assess existing capability. We present options for an End to End Capability (E2EC) with a timeline for delivery and an integration plan to deliver the maximum effect.


What is the purpose of group?

Counter-EO UK exists to generate opportunities for better business for its members, in the UK and international markets.  By collaborating with relevant stakeholders in government, we secure a joint role in the planning of procurement, innovation and partnering.  We establish a strong and unified presence in the Defence and Security markets in order to maximise the branding, activity and relationships for Counter-EO UK members and the value proposition to future customers of our End to End Capabilities.

Counter-EO UK membership:

  • Presents opportunities for new business opportunities.
  • Delivers the values of a focused group for the UK Counter-EO supply chain.
  • Enables pre-procurement networking within the group, with relevant decision makers and influencers in UK government and with overseas customers.
  • Generates opportunities for a joint presence at events.
  • Delivers a strong marketing message for Counter-EO UK, including individual member company material.
  • Communication channel from the member through to relevant stakeholders.
  • Regular, relevant information from the market to the members.
  • Provides genuine influence for all members across the national and international Defence and Security sectors – a representative voice.

How many member organisations are there?

Counter-EO UK currently consists of 41 member companies including Alfords Technologies, Guartel and SafeLane Global. View the full list here

Find out more in our Counter-EO UK Members Brochure

Tell us about some recent SIG activities/events/developments?

The group’s most recent activities include the Counter-Threat Pavilion at Security & Policing, followed by the well-attended curry night social for members that are staying in Farnborough for the duration of the event. We also went to member company ISSEE for our most recent full group meeting.

What are some of the group’s upcoming activities and events?

Upcoming events include another full group meeting (hosted by member company Thales) in July. In September we will be exhibiting in Counter-Threat Pavilion at International Security Expo with live demo’s from EST (Export Support Team based at Larkhill). Finally Counter-EO along with CBRN, DPAC and Army HQ will run a three day Counter-Threat Symposium in November at Farnborough. Find out more

Counter-Threat Symposium 2022


How to join

You can find out more about CBRN-UK at or contact Group Facilitator Allison Spyer:

T: 0207 091 1120