FightLite® Industries is a division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments. Founded in 1997 as "ARES Defense Systems" by company CEO and avid shooting enthusiast Geoffrey A. Herring; the company created the FightLite® division in mid-2016 to focus on its small arms product offerings and to honor its R&D division that conceives and develops the company's ideas and inventions.
All FightLite® products are 100% designed and manufactured in the United States of America by US Citizens.
ARES Defense Systems, Inc. is licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as a "Manufacturer" of small arms and is also registered as a "Manufacturer" and as a "Broker" with the United States Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).