World-class Science and Engineering

Seafloor to Space

Areté is an advanced science and engineering company that provides innovative solutions — from scientific discovery through production. Areté’s smart systems include active and passive sensors, real-time processing, software, and complex algorithms that operate from seafloor to space.

Areté provides multi-domain, multi-discipline expertise and applications supporting the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Missile Defense Agency, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Energy, and commercial energy exploration companies.


Space is a very challenging sensing environment, whether you are sensing from, or to, space. Areté’s sensing technology is long-standing and always leading-edge.


Areté has created sensing solutions that detect weak signals in high “noise” conditions in our nation’s airspace. Noise includes clouds, rain, and fog. Our extremely low false alarm rates provide valuable data — and confidence — to missions that rely on accurate information to protect the country.


Arete’s airborne sensing solutions save lives every day. Our state-of-the-art lidar allows helicopters to operate in dust storms, bad weather, and other visually degraded environments.


Areté’s sensing expertise on land lets our forces remotely detect chemical and biological agents employing best-in-class algorithms and data science techniques. We also provide targeting lasers with unmatched range and quality with best-in-class SWaP.


Areté has over 40 years’ experience as a proven leader in maritime domain sensing for both military and commercial uses. Areté’s technology protects the nation’s naval forces while also protecting precious wildlife, such as marine mammals.


Among our work in the marine environment is the demanding undersea landscape, where our technologies save lives by detecting mines and other threats through dense clutter, such as white caps and surf. Many of these technologies work from the air in unmanned aircraft that deliver information in real time to those who need it most.