Supports the Navy's power projection needs, fostering the technology development of naval aircraft, structures, propulsion, autonomy, energetics, directed energy and electric weapons.
ONR seeks to leverage the resources of academia, industry and the Navy to address Sea-Based Aviation by making it the fifth National Naval Responsibility (NNR). NNRs exist to highlight areas where the Navy and Marine Corps depend on robust, long-term research that may not be driven otherwise by commercial demand. The new designation addresses science and technology (S&T) challenges associated with sea-based aircraft operations. Establishing sea-based aviation as an NNR will help ensure ONR continues focusing on necessary S&T talent and resources to meet future aviation needs specific to the Navy and Marine Corps.
Related Naval S&T Focus Areas
This department supports the Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan in the following focus areas:
- Autonomy and Unmanned Systems
- Platform Design and Survivability
- Power and Energy
- Power Projection and Integrated Defense
- Total Ownership Cost