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

EXPOnential Potential to See Navy Tech

Image - RailgunAt left, the Electromagnetic Railgun is one of several cutting-edge technologies on display Feb. 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington, D.C. And it's not too late to register.

The Navy’s premiere science and technology (S&T) event, the EXPO showcases the Navy’s latest technologies and brings together the brightest minds from around the world to discuss research opportunities and build partnerships between the Navy, Marine Corps, industry and academia.

ONR Hits the Road

Naval Science & Technology Future Force EXPO (Details)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 4-5, 2015

National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention (Details)
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
March 25-29, 2015

Navy League Sea Air Space (Details)
Gaylord Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland 
April 13-15, 2015

Sailors Tout Missile Defense 'Game'

Image - Strike Group DefenderQuick. What would you do if you had to defend a Navy ship against inbound missiles?

A program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research is receiving accolades for preparing Sailors for exactly this scenario. Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix is a game-based training program aimed at teaching planners, tacticians and operators the ins and outs of electronic warfare.

2015 EXPO Central

Image: Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO logo

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