Paramount Group Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy showcases the range of training it offers. The Academy houses one of the largest K9 breeding and training facilities in Africa specialising in anti-poaching activities, it provides combat training courses for park rangers, and rapid response unit training for K9 teams including rappelling from helicopters for fast deployment. Paramount Group is a group of companies operating in the global defence, internal security and peacekeeping industries. It was founded in South Africa in 1994 and offers a range of armoured vehicles, military aircraft, equipment and training to governments. The company was founded by South African entrepreneur and industrialist Ivor Ichikowitz. The Group is based in South Africa, with its headquarters in Sandton.