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

ONR Tests Augmented Reality Trainer

Image - AITT DemonstrationMarines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval Research.

At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) moved one step closer to its ultimate goal of giving warfighters glasses that can be worn to enhance augmented reality training scenarios.

ONR Hits the Road

Fleet Week New York (Details)
Greater Manhattan Area and Surrounding Burroughs
May 19-26, 2015

Fleet Week New York Kicks Off

Image - WANDA fish

Influenced by the physiological design of the Wrasse, a popular aquarium fish, WANDA (Wrasse-inspired Agile Near-shore Deformable-fin Automaton) has four fins on its sides for propulsion and control. Sophisticated algorithms use information about the vehicle’s motion and surrounding environment to control fin movement.

WANDA is one of several unmanned autonomous vehicles and other technologies to be displayed May 21-25 at Fleet Week New York, a free event open to the public. ONR will have exhibits on Piers 86 and 92, in Times Square, and at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

How ONR Shapes the Future

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