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  • 18 November 2011

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) welcomed their 24th chief of naval research in a change of command ceremony Nov. 17 at the Washington Navy Yard. Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder relieved Rear Adm. Nevin Carr, who previously led ONR and retired from the Navy after 34 years of service. “The reality is that when […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    A new report issued by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) puts a spotlight on the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for effective ways to get new technologies out of the lab and into the hands of the war-fighter. The report, “Defense Technology Development,” released this month after a year-long study, looks at programs across […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Industry news

    As an M1A1 Abrams tank roared across a giant aluminum ramp, atop a motion simulator that mimicked crashing waves, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) two weeks ago completed a successful demonstration of a new lightweight ramp intended for use on the U.S. Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).   The advanced ramp would provide […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is taking some of its hottest technologies and hands-on science activities to the city that never sleeps during Fleet Week New York May 23-30, a free event open to the public. “This is a great opportunity to connect with others across the maritime family and with New Yorkers to […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding development of a glue that does not collapse when soaked in water and can even be turned on and off with electricity. Dr. Bruce Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University, is using a protein produced by mussels to create a reversible synthetic glue. […]

  • 6 January 2015

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has received its new chief of naval research (CNR). Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, a decorated aviator with advanced degrees in both computer science and national resource strategy, officially took the helm of ONR, the organization that leads Navy and Marine Corps research efforts, during a change-of-command held on Dec. […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Scientists from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will convene in Salt Lake City for an international gathering of marine science experts Feb. 20-24. Attendees of the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting can visit the ONR-sponsored exhibit booth to view unmanned underwater systems, see video demonstrations of ONR-supported oceanographic research projects and talk with program officers […]

  • 10 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Office of Naval Research’s global (ONR Global) department joined the international scientific community at OCEANS 11 IEEE Santander Conference, June 6-9 in Spain, to exchange ideas and support student participation to develop future experts in marine technology. “The topics covered in technical sessions and the commercial technologies on display directly relate to three […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The deafening roar of supersonic aircraft can cause hearing damage to Sailors and Marines on flight decks, so the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding a new project to help reduce jet noise, officials announced April 12. “The noise problem falls into two categories: noise exposure on the flight deck and noise impact on […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has developed a robojellyfish which is currently tethered to hydrogen and oxygen tanks, the Huffington Post reports. The jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Possible uses of the robojellyfish include spying, mapping and mine detection and removal. ONR project manager Robert Brizzolara […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    To help Sailors defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) wants to develop a solid-state laser weapon prototype that will demonstrate multi-mission capabilities aboard a Navy ship, officials announced May 8. “We believe it’s time to move forward with solid-state lasers and shift the focus from […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), in support of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and in cooperation with academia, is participating in a multi-country, acoustic scattering experiment in the Gulf of Mexico until June 2013. The test event dubbed TREX is a Target Reverberation Experiment with the key objective to understand […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced Nov. 23, it ranked 29th in a subcategory of the recently released “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey. ONR’s placement among the 208 organizations ranked in the agency subcomponents category makes it not only a best place to work in the federal government, but also […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will award more than $160,000 in scholarships to a group of young scientists and engineers competing at Intel ISEF 2012, May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition draws more than 1,500 students in grades 9 to 12 to showcase their independent research […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Navy’s new joint tactical communications satellite arrived at Alaska’s Kodiak Launch Complex, March 1 and is currently undergoing final preparations for its scheduled spring liftoff. Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Tactical Microsatellite (TacSat)-4 is smaller in size, lower in cost and relatively quicker to launch than a traditional system. […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research is teaming with a number of other agencies to develop an improved prostheses which would improve amputee warfighters’ quality of life. Together with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Naval Research Laboratory and several universities, ONR is developing a “smart” artificial leg-equipped with specially designed sensors to monitor walking […]

  • 11 August 2011
    Research & Development

    Reaching a new threshold in underwater medical studies, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced Aug. 10 an innovative capability for examining how cells work at pressures far below the sea surface. Researchers at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) have designed, built and validated a novel hyperbaric environment to study cellular behavior at greater […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently welcomed the U.S. Navy’s newest research vessel R/V Sally Ride in honor of the first American female astronaut. The Navy’s Superintendent of Shipbuilding received the ship from the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes, Washington, and ONR delivered it to officials from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) biennial 2012 Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Partnership Conference will take place Oct. 22-24, officials announced Jan. 19. “The chief of naval operations has challenged us to meet the Navy and Marine Corps’ vision for 2025,” said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research. “Our goal is […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it has completed testing and trials of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) vessel. The technology demonstration vessel, christened Sea Hunter, has now been delivered to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) which will continue developing the revolutionary prototype vehicle. Sea Hunter is the first […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced Dec. 16. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the technology adds speed and precision […]

  • 4 December 2014

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) received one of the nation’s top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program Dec. 2. Officials from ONR’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program accepted the Department of Defense’s Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global has launched Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $750,000 USD to encourage groundbreaking research from all around the world. ONR coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the US Navy and Marine Corps. As informed, ONR Global will competitively select and […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    DARPA and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on a joint DARPA/Navy research and development program called “Tern.”   This joint effort builds upon the existing work of DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program, or “TERN,” which has been exploring concepts for a long-endurance and long-range aircraft that […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Research & Development

    As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the U.S. 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.   Scientists sponsored by ONR have traveled to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Planing hulls are like those used on a speedboat – they are designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the wake of the recent announcement that laser weapons will be put on U.S. Navy ships, the need for reliable, high-voltage shipboard power has become a matter of national security, officials said at this week’s Electric Ship Technologies Symposium outside Washington, D.C. The Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored event featured some of the world’s […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) remains committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the warfighter and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers, to veterans and wounded warrior programs. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that has started in […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scientists launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a research vessel July 13-18 in a significant experiment that could help boost the US Navy’s radar and communications performance at sea. Sailing off Virginia Beach, Va., the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr explored ocean and atmospheric weather variations that can change the angle […]