During our more than 50 years in business, AAI has built a reputation as a top-rated global corporation by developing, producing, supporting, and upgrading complex equipment for U.S. Department of Defense and international defense customers.
Beginning with concept and design, our highly trained technicians and engineers craft solutions to issues that face our customers in areas ranging from unmanned systems, test systems, and training systems to contractor logistics support and engineering services. Our experts combine systems engineering, software, hardware and integration technologies to tailor solutions that meet unique requirements.
Our business areas are fully supported by modern mechanical and electronic centers for successful fabrication, assembly, integration and test. Our manufacturing capabilities range from production of one-of-a-kind prototypes to full production of complete sophisticated systems.
The company’s robust design and manufacturing processes are certified to ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 quality system specifications. In addition, AAI is fully compliant with the ISO 14001 environmental specification.
We have been externally assessed at Level 5, the highest level of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, or SEI, Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) for software engineering capabilities within AAI's Defense Systems group. In 2010, AAI’s Hunt Valley Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Test & Training Systems and Advanced Systems organizations achieved a Level 3 assessment.
In the field, our highly skilled engineers and technicians are embedded with platoons standing shoulder to shoulder with U.S. warfighters, developing creative and resourceful support techniques that go well beyond manuals and ordinary training in support of mission success.
In addition, our asset management team works around the clock to keep components and morale flowing to many sites where AAI systems are deployed. In fact, AAI’s unmatched expertise in the area of performance based logistics is keeping military systems operational around the globe.
Our work at AAI extends beyond today’s applications and includes aggressive research and development efforts across a wide spectrum of cutting-edge technologies. For example, we’ve developed a superior family of systems that detect gunfire from hidden or distant sources. We also are reducing the weight of small arms weapons and ammunition for the warfighter.
Whether it’s for multi-million-dollar contracts or smaller, one-of-a-kind prototypes, our professionals consistently apply innovative technologies to achieve uncommonly successful results for each and every challenge.