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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.
(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 air warfare and weapons needs, fostering the technology development of naval aviation platforms, kinetic weapons, directed energy and electric weapons.

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March 26-27, 2020

New CNR Takes Helm at ONR

Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby, left, reports to Adm. Robert Burke, center, vice chief of naval operations, after relieving Rear Adm. David J. Hahn as the Chief of Naval Research (CNR) during a virtual change of command and retirement ceremony held at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Virginia, May 29, 2020. Selby, a decorated submarine commander, became the 26th CNR and will head ONR overseeing the Department of the Navy budget for naval science and technology programs.ONR ushered in a new era of leadership Friday, as Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby—a decorated submarine commander, naval engineer, and acquisition officer—was sworn in as the new Chief of Naval Research.

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