Code 35 Innovative Naval Prototype (INP)

The Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department’s (Code 35) Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) programs are part of the overall Office of Naval Research INP portfolio, which comprises potentially game-changing or disruptive technologies intended to significantly alter the way our naval forces fight. INPs are developed around anticipated naval needs rather than in response to established requirements. It is the ultimate goal of an INP to deploy to the fleet/force.

Research Challenges and Opportunities

  • Naval Needs
    • Tactical missile enhancements, offensive and defensive capabilities
    • Survivable, standoff, all-weather anti-submarine warfare capabilities
    • High-threat, time-critical strike
    • Countermeasures to advanced seekers and hostile fire
    • Air-vehicle performance enhancements
    • Air-platform survivability, total ownership cost and operational availability
    • Hypersonic missile defense
    • Naval fires enhancements
    • Non-kinetic warfare capabilities
    • Unmanned naval aviation
    • Many-on-many, weapons-targets, mission-planning tools
    • Unmanned-manned teaming for strike missions
  • Technology Areas
    • Energetics-warhead and propulsion
    • Warhead-design improvements
    • Guidance and control, navigation/autonomy
    • Airframe technology
    • Power and energy enhancement
    • Propulsion-design improvements
    • Sensor, seeker and targeting
    • Directed energy-offensive and defensive
    • Collaborative operations, system-of-systems improvements
    • Advanced manufacturing technologies
    • Reduced-maintenance concepts
    • Advanced high- and ultra-high temperature materials and coatings
    • Efficient algorithms for guaranteed threat engagements
  • Additional Focus Areas of Interest
    • Life-cycle cost
    • Kill-web enhancements
    • Flight-performance enhancements

Program Contact Information

Name: Ken Heeke

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 352

Email for Questions:

How to Submit

Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 35 Research Submissions

Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to website.

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