Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. ARES fills a critical market gap, and offers unique technical support to other actors operating in the sector. Drawing on the extensive experience and broad-ranging skillsets of our staff and contractors, ARES delivers full-spectrum research & analysis, technical review, training, and project support services. Our services are often delivered in support of national, regional, and international initiatives, and can be conducted in both permissive and non-permissive environments.

ARES staff and contracted personnel have experience in a broad range of relevant areas, including:

Ballistics (internal, external, and terminal)
Battlefield forensics
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN)
Counter-proliferation operations
Criminal use of firearms
Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR)
Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)
Explosive weapons in populated areas (EWPA)
Explosives safety and storage
Improvised and craft-produced firearms
International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs)
Military vehicle identification
Munitions manufacturing
Ordnance and ammunition headstamps and marking codes
Policy development assistance
Sanctions monitoring
Security sector reform (SSR)
Small arms and light weapons (SALW)
Tactical and strategic ballistic missiles
Technical intelligence exploitation (TECHINT)
Threat systems analysis
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and counter-UAS (C-UAS)

Additional details on our staff and contractors can be provided upon request.

ARES is an apolitical, policy-neutral organisation, providing technical assessments to legitimate customers. We reserve the right to decline any engagement we deem ethically problematic.

United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) number: 358103