The Office of Naval Research (ONR) coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
(30) Develops and transitions technologies to enable the Navy-Marine Corps team to win and survive on the battlefield, today and tomorrow.
(31) Supports the development of advanced electronics, communications, surveillance and navigational tools that provide the Navy with a battlefield advantage.
(32) Equips the Navy with technologies designed to observe, model and predict air, ocean and shore environments, and detect underwater threats.
(33) Develops and delivers technologies that enable superior warfighting and energy capabilities for naval forces, platforms and undersea weaponry.
(34) Enhances warfighter effectiveness and efficiency through bioengineered and biorobotic systems, medical technologies, improved manpower, personnel, training and system design.
(35) Supports the Navy’s power project needs, fostering the technology development of naval aircraft, structures, propulsion, autonomy, energetic, directed energy and electric weapons.


ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

ONR Global

Underwater innovation!

Pax River DemosHundreds of people from six nations worked on cutting-edge unmanned underwater vehicles and mine countermeasures at the ONR-sponsored Pax River technology demonstrations, which concluded Sept. 25 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. A total of 40 unmanned, autonomous or remotely operated systems were demonstrated and tested, including over 30 in the water at one time. While undersea autonomous vehicles aren’t on most people’s radar, experts say they represent a vital part of the future for American and allied warfighters.

ONR Hits the Road

Modern Day Marine (Details)
Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
Sept. 22-24, 2015

Pacific Maritime Expo (Details)
Sydney, Australia
Oct. 6-8, 2015

Navy Week Atlanta 
Atlanta, Georgia
Oct, 26-27, 2015

Monsoon mission!

RevelleCruiseScientists from the U.S. and India are studying monsoons to advance weather prediction capabilities in the Bay of Bengal. Working aboard ONR's research vessel R/V Roger Revelle, the team collected data over a month at sea to advance understanding of monsoon intensity. 

ONR Networks Around the Globe

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