GRA is a small business providing specialized products and services to support the warfighter.

  • Chuck Vessels joined as President in 2005
  • Experienced management team
  • Financially strong with aggressive growth
  • 130+ personnel in Huntsville, AL;
    Orlando and
    National Capital Region

Gleason Research Associates Incorporated

Gleason Research Associates, Inc. is a trusted provider of advanced weapons systems engineering, inventory management solutions, training and operational support to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies.

As a veteran, Dr. Thomas Gleason founded GRA in Columbia Maryland in 1982 with the vision of conducting engineering and scientific analyses and evaluations related to missile and sensor systems. Also a veteran, Dr. Bob Yates joined in 1995 and opened the Huntsville Alabama office in 1998. Over the years, GRA has successfully built on that strong foundation by expanding its areas of expertise from sensors, guidance, and control into special programs, modeling and simulation, training, inventory management, and program support.

At GRA, our mission is simple - do what's right for the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine and First Responders who defend our great nation. We pledge to continue to fulfill that mission by providing products and services that meet or exceed the highest levels of performance and reliability. At GRA, IDEAS FOR FREEDOM is more than a slogan, but a call to action that provides laser-like focus to everything we do.

Thank you to all the employees!!

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    For 33 years GRA has worked side-by-side with government customers creating a tradition of excellence in the weapon systems concept development world. GRA has earned distinction as a key player in the evolution of the AGM-114 HELLFIRE missile system from its origins as a one-platform "tank buster" to a robust, flexible, multi-platform, multi-target system capable of serving from rotor-wing, fixed-wing, ground-based and unmanned aerial launchers. Click to learn more about how GRA's Missile Systems Business Unit continues to lead the industry in innovative adaptations to the Hellfire platform to meet the evolving needs of the modern battlespace.