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

UAVs Swarm, Make Buzz at Sea-Air-Space

Image - Low-cost UAV swarm technology demonstrationAt left, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) take flight in demonstrations March 30 - April 3. Office of Naval Research officials announced recent technology demonstrations of swarming UAVs — part of the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) program — at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition on April 14.

LOCUST can launch swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm an adversary. The deployment of UAV swarms will provide Sailors and Marines a decisive tactical advantage. (Watch: LOCUST video on YouTube)

ONR Hits the Road

National Junior Science Humanities Symposium (Details)
Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Md.
April 29 - May 2, 2015

AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015 (Details)
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga.
May 5 - 7, 2015

MAST Asia (Details)
Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
May 13 - 15, 2015

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

LDUUV-INP Unveiled for the First Time

Image: Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype

ONR will display the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle-Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP) publicly for the first time during the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, which runs April 13-15, at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The prototype, the second version of this platform, is one of several unmanned systems to be highlighted at the exposition. Featured presenters will include Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter, Vice Chief of Naval Research Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, and Director of Research Dr. Larry Schuette.

How ONR Shapes the Future

Image - Future Force video

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