12 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $50.1M in penalties
Blackwater USA (renamed Xe in February 2009 and Academi in December 2011) is a North Carolina-based professional military, law enforcement, security and peacekeeping operations company. Blackwater was founded in 1997 by Erik Prince, a former U. S. Navy SEAL. The Blackwater family of businesses includes Blackwater Training Center (the largest private firearms and tactical training center in the U. S., according to Blackwater’s Web site), Blackwater Target Systems, Blackwater Security Consulting, Blackwater Canine, and Raven Development Group. In 2014, Academi merged with Triple Canopy and other companies to form Constellis Holdings.