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

Researchers Seek 'Wave Slam' Solutions

Image - Testing planing hull designsEarlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Like those used on speedboat, these hulls are designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide on top of the water, skimming more quickly over its surface. 

The higher the wave crests, the more high-speed boats will rise to the top of the wave and then fall back down to the wave’s trough with great force. It's called wave slam | Video: See tests on YouTube

ONR Hits the Road

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

Focus Area Forum
Hosted by ONR's Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department
ONR HQ, Arlington, Virginia
July 31, 2015

Pacific Operational Science & Technology Conference
Honolulu, Hawaii
August 2015


Naval Leaders Speak at Business Forum

Image - Navy Opportunity Forum 2015Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter will address innovators, technology experts and hundreds of leading small businesses June 1 at this year's Navy Opportunity Forum in Crystal City, Virginia, sponsored by the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

The forum is a busy intersection where many partnerships are pursued by military, industry, small business leaders and academia to develop leading-edge technologies for warfighters needing innovative, affordable solutions to defense and security problems.

How ONR Shapes the Future

Image - Future Force video

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