FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 23, 2013
By Katherine H. Crawford, Office of Naval Research
ARLINGTON, Va.—The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will be at the Modern Day Marine exposition this week, showcasing some of the newest technologies it has helped develop to give Sailors and Marines the edge.
ONR program officers will be on hand in Booth No. 1039 during the expo, held Sept. 24–26 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, to discuss their work and explain to visitors the applications for the warfighter.
The Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department at ONR will highlight its focused initiatives to lighten the load for Marines, including integrated day/night vision sights, scalable body armor and other research that will help Marines out-think, out-maneuver and out-perform the enemy.
Other ONR technologies on display will include ONR TechSolutions products:
• Fast Tint Protective Eyewear—This revolutionary single-lens technology for both goggles and glasses shields warfighters’ eyes from ballistic impact and 100 percent of ultraviolet A, B and C rays—and rapidly transitions between clear for indoors, blue or amber for low-light/dusk and dark gray for daytime use.
• Image Enhancement Unit for the Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE)—The unit attaches to DVE systems aboard Marine Corps vehicles to improve vehicle safety, optimize situational awareness at night and reduce driver eye strain and stress.
• Multiple Weapon Control Sight—This infantry weapon fire control unit is designed to provide ballistic fire control for a number of weapon systems. It mounts to the side of a weapon and includes a range knob and LED display screen.
• Power Management Kit—Replacing a large number of batteries and individual chargers, this lightweight universal system powers U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon equipment, and is extremely effective in austere operating environments.
The Modern Day Marine event is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, where the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command are located. MCB Quantico sets requirements, develops and purchases equipment and systems for the Marine Corps.
The Naval Research Laboratory will also be displaying a high-power flexible solar blanket in Booth No. 1039.
The exhibit hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. To register as an attendee, go to: http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowMDM131/default.aspx?FlowCode=ATT&HTTPSProxyDetectIteration=2&HTTPSProxyDetectStamp=635144018846281558.
About the Office of Naval Research
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.