National Security

VAPO

Risk Assessment and Management

ARA provides comprehensive risk assessment services and tools to maximize physical and electronic security, within the government and private... more

Robotics

Robotics and Unmanned Systems

ARA provides robotic and unammed systems solutions for the military, first responders, and a variety of commercial markets. more

Test and Evaluation

Weapons Development, Testing, and Effects

From penetration and detonation underground, to air-blast, to a nuclear attack against U.S. satellites in space, ARA scientists and engineers... more

More efficient monitoring with less manpower

C4ISR Systems

C4ISR solutions for gathering, analyzing, and dispensing critical data and intelligence. more

Sensors

Sensors, Instrumentation, & Test Services

ARA has been designing and utilizing our own custom instrumentation since our founding over two decades ago. In that time, we’ve also build and... more

Electronic Materials Research and Applications

Electronic Materials Research and Applications

ARA is at the forefront of advanced material research that helps improve the capabilities of devices, systems and sensors used in aircraft, ships... more

  • VAPO
  • Robotics
  • Test and Evaluation
  • More efficient monitoring with less manpower
  • Sensors
  • Electronic Materials Research and Applications

ARA delivers dependable solutions for our clients and for our communities: solutions that help secure our world.

ARA has a long history of helping government agencies and laboratories innovate to protect and defend U.S. interests. Our roots began in military support in 1979, simulating and analyzing weapons effects and developing new weapon systems to increase our forces’ technological superiority. With modeling and simulation at our core, ARA has grown to comprise a broad array of research and development capabilities designed to protect facilities and save lives.

Our workforce includes subject matter experts (SMEs) nationally recognized for their one-of-a-kind, deep technical expertise.  Our operational/application SMEs come from across government agencies and military services, ensuring we understand the unique operating environments in which our clients work. This practical operational awareness, combined with an in-depth knowledge of physical and cognitive sciences, allows us to develop improved technology and creative solutions our clients need to achieve their objectives.

We help our customers address current homeland security demands and prepare to respond effectively to the complex, multidimensional national and global threats that may occur in the future. Our support includes readiness and expertise in a wide range of contingencies ranging from military operations to terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

VAPO

Risk Assessment and Management

ARA provides comprehensive risk assessment services and tools to maximize physical and electronic security, within the government and private... more

Robotics

Robotics and Unmanned Systems

ARA provides robotic and unammed systems solutions for the military, first responders, and a variety of commercial markets. more

Test and Evaluation

Weapons Development, Testing, and Effects

From penetration and detonation underground, to air-blast, to a nuclear attack against U.S. satellites in space, ARA scientists and engineers... more

More efficient monitoring with less manpower

C4ISR Systems

C4ISR solutions for gathering, analyzing, and dispensing critical data and intelligence. more

Sensors

Sensors, Instrumentation, & Test Services

ARA has been designing and utilizing our own custom instrumentation since our founding over two decades ago. In that time, we’ve also build and... more

Electronic Materials Research and Applications

Electronic Materials Research and Applications

ARA is at the forefront of advanced material research that helps improve the capabilities of devices, systems and sensors used in aircraft, ships... more

Computational Electromagnetics

Computational Electromagnetics & Fluid Dynamics

When faced with the challenge to solve complex computing issues in the most efficient manner possible, U.S. government agencies turn to ARA’s... more

RF Technologies

RF Technologies

ARA offers broad expertise in radio frequency (RF) technologies, including hardware design and fabrication and software programming. more

Antenna and Radome Design, Testing, and Manufacturing

Antenna and Radome Design, Testing, and Manufacturing

ARA designs, manufactures, and tests a wide variety of antennas, broadband arrays, and frequency selective surface (FSS) radomes used in military... more

Materials Measurement Laboratory

Capital Area Materials Measurement Laboratory

ARA’s analytical chemistry laboratory performs CBRNE detection R&D including analysis of species in dirty matrices and the development of... more

Response and Planning Tools

ARA’s expertise in physiological and computational modeling, research, development, and design ensure human aspects of systems respond effectively... more

Injury Biomechanics

Injury Biomechanics and Protective Design

Our innovation and in-depth knowledge of physical, chemical, physiological, and biological processes make us leaders in solving complex health... more

Progressive Collapse Analysis

Blast Effects, Protective Design, and Physical & Electronic Security

ARA's internationally recognized engineers and security experts, along with our explosive testing capabilities, allow us to solve our clients... more

Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation

Tools for decision support and training for defense applications, the transportation community, medical and life sciences, and emergency... more

Training

Innovative Training Solutions

Instructional design, interactive training programs, immersive learning simulations, serious games, and virtual worlds. more

Strategic Marketing and Creative Media

Strategic Marketing and Creative Media

Strategic communications and creative electronic media to market ideas and convey messages efficiently and effectively to any audience. more

Department of Defense Infrastructure

Department of Defense Infrastructure

ARA has supported defense-related infrastructure activities for over 35 years. more

Thermal Protection Technology and Engineering

Thermal Protection Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing

ARA’s Ablatives Laboratory is a NASA-dedicated facility focused on technology advancements for thermal protection systems (TPS) such as planetary... more

OSD Analytic Services Group (OASG) supports the warfighter. Photo Credits: US Department of Defense, US Department of the Navy

Strategic Analytical Services

ARA provides strategic planning, analytical, and functional expertise to a variety of Department of Defense clients in key organizations and... more

RDTE Lab

Chemical & Biological Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Labs

Dedicated facilities for RDT&E in applied microbiology, bioaerosols, environmental contaminants, advanced biofuels, and renewable chemicals... more

Software Application

Software Application and Technology Development

Our engineers and developers have experience providing users with 3D graphics/visualization, database design & development, web-based... more

Applied Cognition

Cognitive Solutions

Our cognitive capabilities combined with our expertise in the physical sciences allow us to develop solutions that enhance the performance of... more

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Our engineers and scientists are well-versed in offering tangible prototypes that can be deployed and used to save lives in tactical situations... more

Fire Protection Systems

Firefighting and Fire Protection Systems

We develop and test specialized technology required to meet new and evolving military and civilian firefighting needs throughout the world. more

Lab Management

Laboratory Management Services

ARA provides comprehensive contract lab management services. more