ARES was borned from the merging of SDTS and SECAERO, both recognized leaders in the military aeronautics sector.

As a subsidiary of SECAPEM, SDTS has provided air service missions for operational training of the armed forces for many years. With more than 250 missions per year, SDTS has deployed its air assets and all its staff (pilots and aviation mechanics) for RED AIR missions, combined Air/Sea landing exercises, marine air defense controller training missions, and more to support the armed forces. Each mission is a custom-designed service.

SECAERO, formerly Aérotec Group, acquired by SECAMIC, is an expert in the maintenance and modernization of airplanes and helicopters, as well as in optronics equipment development. It also provides training for pilots and mechanics.

ARES leverages its proven technical and material expertise and operational performance with a fleet of 11 company-owned aircraft, backed by solid experience in operational readiness. ARES also develops and manufactures optronics equipment for night vision.

Our core values: precision, high standards, safety, reliability, and responsiveness

MORE THAN 250 MISSIONS PER YEAR
35 EMPLOYEES
3 SITES IN FRANCE
11 AIRCRAFT
10 PILOTS

Program implemented: OLYMPE

The OLYMPE program was financed by the French government as part of the Recovery Plan, financed by the European Union – Next Generation EU.

The objective of the OLYMPE project is to modernize and develop ARES’ industrial organisation by investing in appropriate production equipment.

The objectives of ARES are:

• To be able to modernize and consolidate the supply of outsourced air services for the benefit of the MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

• To modernize, consolidate and diversify its implementation, maintenance, repair, design and modifications of civil and military aircraft by setting up a modern industrial organisation compliant with the requirements of part 145, 21, and CAMO of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Defense Agency (EMAR approvals).