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ONR celebrates 70 years of innovation in 2016. For seven decades, ONR has been leading the discovery, development and delivery of technology innovations for the Navy and Marine Corps. Learn more
(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.

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ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

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ONR Research Helps Navy Curb Kilowatts

Power AppWith support from ONR, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a portable measurement system to precisely and cheaply monitor the amount of electricity used by individual household appliances, lighting fixtures and electronic devices.

While the benefits to civilians are obvious, the system could be a valuable tool for the military. Using MIT’s technology not only could generate major savings in fuel or power—it also may safeguard the lives of warfighters responsible for base resupply.

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2017 Naval Future Force S&T EXPO

Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, Co-sponsored by ASNE

ONR's biennial 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO will take place July 20-21, 2017. The event will be held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The venue has yet to be determined.

The Expo is the premier S&T event for the Navy and Marine Corps. It draws several thousand attendees and is designed to support the objectives of the Naval S&T Strategy.

Stay tuned for event details

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