Areté Associates was founded over 40 years ago, tasked by the DoD to solve the challenge of detecting weak signals in heavy clutter over very wide areas. Today, Areté continues to be a leading contributor of signal processing solutions for the US Navy as a focused SBIR company that is 250 people strong across eight locations in the United States.
Areté develops and delivers integrated system solutions that span the spectrum from data gathering to decision making. Areté provides proven hardware and software solutions for challenging military and civil applications for space, airborne, surface and underwater. Areté offers our partners seamless engineering from research through production.
The Areté Maritime Systems Sector focuses on US Navy and commercial opportunities with unmanned and manned solutions for airborne, surface and underwater sensor systems. The design, development and production work occurs at our Arizona (Tucson), Florida (Destin), Colorado (Longmont) and newly opened California (San Diego) facilities supporting US Navy mine countermeasure systems such as the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), the AN/AQS-20A Electro-Optical Identification sensor, the MK-18 camera with Video Automatic Target Recognition (VATR) technology and the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) payload on the MQ8B Fire Scout VTUAV.