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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.

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AACUS Wins Another Major Award

AACUSYesterday, a revolutionary advance in autonomous flight capability was recognized with one of the nation’s top innovation awards.

The Howard Hughes Award—given by the American Helicopter Society—was presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS.

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ONRG-Sponsored Researcher Wins Prize

Israel AwardOn April 19, the state of Israel celebrated its 70th Independence Day. As part of the celebration, the country’s highest cultural honor—the Israel Prize—was awarded to Dr. Shlomo Havlin, a physics professor at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, for his Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-sponsored work in physics.

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