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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) approaches every project as an opportunity to go beyond expectations by providing solutions that accomplish all objectives and lead to new possibilities. Our belief in personal excellence combined with a strict adherence to simple and effective operating principles allows us to consistently turn these opportunities into extremely satisfied clients. When ARA is on your problem-solving team, you will be guaranteed:

  • Technical Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Responsiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Strong Fiscal and Schedule Control
  • Client Confidentiality
  • Results

We’ve applied this formula since 1979, and it has established our international reputation as an engineering and research company that exceeds expectations in solving complex weapons, security, environmental, transportation, and readiness problems.

Business Areas

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Our mission is to provide in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services. We have a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.  We also provide sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement evaluation, and specialized robotic vehicles.

Locations

ARA is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with six sectors, 21 divisions and 34 satellite offices across the United States and Canada. ARA is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences.

Business Units

The business units work closely with clients to define current needs and anticipate those for the future. Unlike most companies where key decisions and investment initiatives are driven from the top, our key decisions and investments are made with the input of ARA business units. As a result, ARA’s vision for the future remains aligned with those we serve. This is what defines and differentiates ARA from other companies.