Defence & Aerospace Publishing Services (Switzerland) - DAPSS S.A. - was set up in 1990. It includes a team of very experienced consultants and journalists with worldwide contacts, including three former editors-in-chief of International Defense Review and Interavia Aerospace Review.
DAPSS S.A. specialises in providing defense and aerospace industry business intelligence, international military requirements analysis, governments' budget and contract information, international military hardware inventories and in-depth consulting services, in order to keep its customers one step ahead of the competition.
On the 1st and 15th of each month, DAPSS publishes the 12-16 page newsletter Military Procurement International (MPI), in print and early e-mail editions. With at least 70 news items per issue, MPI provides worldwide coverage of new army, navy, air force and marine corps equipment requirements and potential contracts, official notifications of future business, defence budget news, contracts awarded, and European defence industry restructuring. MPI is now the world's No.1 defence business intelligence newsletter, with paying subscribers in defence ministries, intelligence agencies, industry, consultancies and financial institutions in more than 50 countries.
DAPSS also publishes Military Research & Analysis (MR&A), a unique database on CD-ROM. Designed primarily for government agencies and industry market researchers, MR&A provides the complete inventories of military platforms, weapons and equipment in service or on order in every army and air force in the world, plus all missile systems - including naval and strategic - in 184 countries. The database can be accessed either by country or by equipment type.
Described as "outstanding" by users in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia, MR&A is updated every day, so that customers receive the very latest information when their order is fulfilled. Each CD-ROM is specifically tailored to meet the customer's individual requirements, and can be updated when required.
A core business of DAPSS is specialised international Consultancy services, primarily in the defence Market Research and Business Intelligence fields. Customers have been served - on a confidential basis - in France, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Subjects have ranged from restructuring of the European aerospace and defence industry, through military and civil communications systems in Asia, to international market research for specific new defence products. Where necessary, the DAPSS project leader will form and head a team of internal and specially recruited external expert consultants for the consulting task required.