Maltese firm denies armoury plans

Suggestions armoury would be useful for PMSCs operating in region.

Maltese firm denies private armoury in Maldives

A Maltese company is reportedly in negotiations to set up a controversial “private armoury” with a 200-strong contingent in the Maldives, to provide security for ships travelling in the Indian Ocean.

According to several reports in the Maldives press, maritime and aviation logistics firm Marshall Consultants Group plans to set up the armoury and operate armed maritime vessels from the remote northern island of Uligamu, under the supervision of the Maldives army.

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