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

U.S., Allies Renew Scientific Ties

75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tizard MissionOn Nov. 17, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the British Embassy and the Canadian Embassy co-hosted a 75th-anniversary commemoration of the Tizard Mission—a pivotal moment of defense-critical scientific collaboration that contributed to Allied victory in World War II. It also led to a range of technological advances that resonates even today—including the critical cavity magnetron, which made possible small, powerful radars that could be placed on aircraft, ships and land-based platforms.

ONR Hits the Road

I/ITSEC 2015 (Details)
Orlando, Florida
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015

Patent Push!

FY2015 PatentsThe Department of the Navy received 393 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in fiscal year 2015—the largest number of patents the Navy has received since fiscal year 1977.

ONR Networks Around the Globe

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