Undersea Weapons Program
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Undersea Weapons Program seeks to develop technologies for current and next-generation, offensive and defensive weapons capable of engaging submarines, surface ships and threat torpedoes. Science and technology efforts focus on increasing probability of kill and probability of counter-kill by improving sensor performance, engagement tactics, vehicle propulsion and warhead lethality. Technologies are also being developed to enable reduction of total ownership cost and increase weapon load-out. New weapon and delivery concepts are being assessed.
The Undersea Weapons Discovery and Invention Program supports basic research (6.1) and applied research (6.2) in the following technical areas:
- Countermeasures and counter weapons
- Energy and propulsion
- Guidance and control
- Multidisciplinary systems and design optimization
- Systems design and optimization
- Supercavitating weapons
- Naval Undersea Research Program (NURP)
Advanced technology development (6.3) programs support technology transition for torpedo upgrades, reduced-size torpedoes and counter-weapons. See guidance for submitting proposals and white papers for funding under this program.
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