Aret Associates is an advanced science and engineering company that provides solutions for various technical problems faced by defense and intelligence agencies in the United States. The employee-owned company designs physics-based algorithms for the tracking, detection and identification of weak signals in heavy clutter situations. It employs more than 300 staff members in several locations. Aret Associates specializes in technology development solutions for the defense and intelligence sectors. The company offers field testing and image exploitation services. It also develops active and passive electro-optical sensors. Aret Associates operates an optical engineering division that maintains a production facility that has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification.