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

Wave of the Future

Image: Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter speaks to attendees at August 27, 2015 Focus Area Forum in Arlington, VirginiaTechnology to impact future amphibious naval operations was in the spotlight Aug. 27, as Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter and senior leaders from the Navy and Marine Corps spoke to a packed house at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Focus Area Forum about "Expeditionary and Irregular Warfare: The Amphibious High Water Speed Challenge."

ONR Hits the Road

Navy Week (Details)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 10-11, 2015

Defense and Security Equipment International (Details)
ExCeL, London
Sept. 15-18, 2015

Modern Day Marine (Details)
Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
Sept. 22-24, 2015

A New Reality

AITTMarines enrolled in the Infantry Officer Course were able to use ONR-developed augmented reality technology for the first time as part of live-fire training exercises on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Augmented reality means that virtual objects are superimposed onto a real environment, like the yellow first-down lines added to television broadcasts of football games.


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