The Office of Naval Research (ONR), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia (Ballston), is the office within the United States Department of the Navy that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Jam session: New ONR technology helps sailors on the digital frontier
During the world's largest international maritime exercise last month, Sailors demonstrated a new system that could transform the future of electronic warfare and defense of ships at sea.
Bad news for the bad guys: Laser weapon being readied for marine vehicles
As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar ...
Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia
As President Barack Obama begins a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm America's strategic pivot to the Pacific, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) emphasized today the Asia-Pacific ...
Ice breaker: ONR researchers explore a changing Arctic
As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced April 14 new efforts to determine the pace of change in what some are calling Earth's final frontier.
Self-healing paint could halt rust on military vehicles
A new additive could help military vehicles, including the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), heal like human skin and avoid costly maintenance as a result of corrosion.
Mission possible: Simulation-based training and experimentation on display
A unique system that merges the virtual and real worlds to train Sailors for combat scenarios was unveiled Dec. 2 in Orlando.
Warrior power: ONR, veterans plugged in on alternative energy
An innovative Office of Naval Research (ONR) program is looking to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard veterans for the cutting edge in alternative energy-and is highlighted this week in a new video released during the Navy's ...
Marines tap real-time information like never before
Marines in Hawaii last week demonstrated that using handheld devices and special software to automatically sift through loads of data can help ease information overload and deliver made-to-order intelligence to the front ...
A sight for sore eyes: New accuracy for 60mm mortars
The handheld mortar has long been a staple for the U.S. Marine Corps, and yesterday the weapon got a major boost as combat instructors at Marine Corps Base Quantico successfully conducted a live-fire demonstration ...
More power to you: Marines boost energy, lighten load
In an effort to move toward increased energy independence in the field, Marines used a wearable solar-powered system to extend the battery life of crucial electronic devices during a recent field exercise, officials announced ...
Keeping it real: Virtual trainer upgrades boost shipboard flight ops
Answering the fleet's call for more authentic training environments, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is delivering a more cost-effective, realistic simulator to train Sailors responsible for directing ...
Lightning strikes: ONR adds speed, precision to JSF manufacturing
A faster, more precise way to create cockpit enclosures may end up saving the F-35 Lightning II program a significant amount in manufacturing costs.
Cutting consumption, saving lives: Fuel cell technology proves powerful in demo
Technology developed for tactical generators under an Office of Naval Research (ONR) program recently demonstrated the ability to cut fuel use nearly in half compared to diesel systems currently powering ...
A moving experience: New navy transportation tool takes off
In a significant advance for military transportation, a new web-based tool sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) brings an Expedia-like search capability to Navy planners looking to move personnel or equipment around ...
Navy turns to UAVs for help with radar, communications
Scientists recently launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a research vessel in a significant experiment that could help boost the Navy's radar and communications performance at sea.