AER ranked in Boston Business Journal's Top 25 Largest Defense Contractors in Massachusetts

Lexington, Mass., November 19, 2007 — Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., a leading provider of environmental research and consulting for government and commercial markets, has been named one of the top 25 largest defense contractors in the state of Massachusetts in 2007 by the Boston Business Journal, one of the leading industry newspapers.

AER's President and CEO, Cecilia Sze, credits the company's highly talented atmospheric scientists and engineers, and the DoD's need for realistic natural environment representations for their military applications as key components of the growth in direct sales to the DoD this past year. "Our penetration in the Government market has been quite strong both as a prime and as a sub-contractor for the DoD," said Sze. "The Government's interest in our capabilities in space weather, atmospheric research and remote sensing is a testament to the exceptional work done at AER."

About AER: AER has been a leader in advanced science for research and industrial applications since 1977. Our scientists encompass a broad range of expertise across disciplines engaging science and technology to study oceans, the earth and its atmosphere, space and distant planets. Our staff has contributed to breakthrough technologies in remote sensing, weather forecasting, and global change science in the form of radiative transfer model development, remote sensing innovation, end-to-end sensor simulation and performance modeling, environmental model and space weather applications, and weather impacts on sensor technologies. Applications developed at AER are operational at major civilian and military centers around the world. Our forecasts are used by military pilots, broadcasters, energy traders and financial institutions. In addition to our Lexington, Massachusetts headquarters, AER has offices in Colorado, Virginia, Nebraska and California.



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