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

Agile Bloodhound: Logistics on Demand

Image - Agile Bloodhound 2014At left, a prototype tactical vehicle provides on-the-move networking capabilities to Marines during the Office of Naval Research's fourth annual Agile Bloodhound demonstration, held Oct. 15-16 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

During the two-day demonstration, Marines showed how the use of advanced technolgies, including handheld devices and automation software, could speed delivery of critical supplies to the front lines and even help planners determine when and where items will be needed ahead of time.

ONR Hits the Road

EuroNaval (Details)
Paris - Le Bourget Exposition Centre, France
Oct. 27-31, 2014

Focus Area Forum: Warfighter Performance (Details)
Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va.
Nov. 5, 2014

Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, or I/ITSEC (Details)
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 1-5, 2014

ONR Takes Global Energy Action

Image - World Green City houseOctober is National Energy Action Month, and Office of Naval Research officials are announcing plans to increase collaboration with researchers around the world on the latest microgrid technologies.

Two years after helping to establish a “green city” in Thailand, ONR is expanding its quest for renewable energy and bringing the latest technologies to other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

2015 EXPO Central

Image: Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO logo

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