ARA Sponsors Defense & Intelligence Industry Sector Report

The VR/AR Association has released the 2021 Defense & Intelligence Industry Sector Report, co-sponsored by Applied Research Associates, Inc.’s (ARA) Virtual Heroes Division.

“Given the world’s current pandemic situation with the need for preparedness in a socially distanced world, it is imperative for our Defense and Intelligence community to have the tools to be able to deploy true-scale situational awareness, training and simulations at the time of need,” The VR/AR Association wrote in an announcement. “Our goal was to provide an in-depth report of immersive technology companies currently doing work in Defense & Intelligence that are able to meet the growing demands of M&S, visualization, collaboration, training solutions and beyond.”

The report features more than 55 companies that provide valuable tools and technologies for the Defense and Intelligence industry. Randy Brown, division manager of ARA’s Virtual Heroes Division, wrote a foreword to the report.

“Continuing to blend virtual and live training environments through intelligent combinations of VR and AR technologies will enable us to solve ever more challenging problems for the Warfighter for years to come,” Brown wrote. “In this time of global uncertainty, let us continue our mission to serve the defense community, delivering solutions that accomplish their objectives and lead to more exciting new possibilities.”

ARA is proud to support this Defense Forum report and to work alongside visionary companies in providing solutions to our Warfighters’ challenges. A report foreword by co-sponsor Dynepic, Inc. notes that the United States will be investing as much as $11 billion by 2022 into virtual reality/augmented reality training systems as they become a primary focus of military innovation.

To download the report, visit

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 1,700 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.