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Visser Services International
Type Private corporation
Industry Defence contracting
Founded 1989
Headquarters Sint-Hendrikstad, Brunant
Services Training, support, personal protection, direct action
Key people David Visser (CEO)
Revenue €143.5 million (2012)
Operating income €18.1 milion (2012)
Profit €15.6 million (2012)
Number of employees 109 (2012)

Visser Services International (VSI) is a Brunant-based defence contractor in Sint-Hendrikstad, Drenthe Parish. It provides training and logistical support to both the Royal Guard, municipal police and various foreign governments.

HistoryEdit

VSI was founded in 1989 in Haifa, Israel by David Visser, a veteran of the Rhodesian Security Forces. It provided training for various units of the Israel Defense Forces and the Jordanian military up until 1999, when it moved to Brunant for taxation reasons. It gained a contract with Brunant's Royal Guard for training and instruction in 2001. VSI also was engaged (at various times) in training, support and, occasionally, direct action with the United States, France, Turkey, and the Ukraine.

ServicesEdit

VSI currently offers contracts to both private individuals/corporations and governments.

Private servicesEdit

  • VIP protection
  • Countersurveillance
  • Facility security

Government/MIL/LEO ServicesEdit

  • Training
  • Logistical support (transportation, mechanical maintenance, infrastructure support)
  • VIP protection
  • Facility security
  • Direct action

Contract portfolioEdit

CurrentEdit

  • Royal Guard: eleven combat instructors, seven maintenance technicians
  • Brunant law enforcement: seven instructors (part-time)
  • Government of Kuwait: five security contractors (Bayan Palace security)
  • Government of Afghanistan: fourteen instructors, 27 security contractors (convoy security)

PastEdit

Private contracts are strictly confidential.

ControversyEdit

Upon VSI's relocation to Brunant, there was considerable controversy on the part of the Brunanter press concerning the background of most of the contractors. A majority of the contractors at the time were former Zimbabwean/Rhodesian nationals and others were veterans of South Africa's apartheid-era SADF. However, the issue died down relatively quickly, and no incidents of note have taken place since.

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