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Winning Warfighters: ONR Reservists Garner S&T Officer of the Year Awards

Two members of the Office of Naval Research Reserve Component (ONR-RC) recently won the organization’s most prestigious prizes.

June 23, 2022

London Tech Bridge Breaks Down Barriers with New Collaboration Space

The U.K.-based Tech Bridge hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 13 to celebrate the grand opening of its innovation hub.

June 14, 2022

Remarkable Robotics: ROVs Shine in ONR-Sponsored International SeaPerch Challenge

More than 130 teams of elementary, middle and high school students from around the world competed at the annual International SeaPerch Challenge on June 4 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

June 10, 2022

Awesome Algorithms: Prize Challenge Tests Software Performance in Unmanned Vehicles

The Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge recently sponsored a three-stage competition called the Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuvers (AISUM) Prize Challenge.

May 09, 2022

Celebrating Science: DoN Promotes Student Outreach at Navy League STEM Expo

The Sea Cadets—members of a maritime-based program established by the Navy League of the United States to create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth—were getting ready for a robotics competition they would hold at the next day’s Navy League STEM Expo.

April 22, 2022

CNR Looks to Future of Naval Innovation at Sea-Air-Space

Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby gave remarks last week during the “Future of Naval Innovation” panel at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

April 15, 2022

Laser Trailblazer: Navy Conducts Historic Test of New Laser Weapon System

Known as the Layered Laser Defense (LLD), the weapon was designed and built by Lockheed Martin to serve as a multi-domain, multi-platform demonstration system. It can counter unmanned aerial systems and fast-attack boats with a high-power laser—and also use its high-resolution telescope to track in...

April 13, 2022

ONR Global and Royal Air Force Partner in First Synthetic-Fueled Drone Flight

In February 2022, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global and Royal Air Force (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) conducted the first-ever drone flight using synthetic kerosene.

March 31, 2022

CNR to Talk Naval Innovation and Capabilities at Sea-Air-Space

Can the U.S. Navy’s current force structure model, which has been immensely successful since World War II, remain strong in the face of new threats—or does it require an overhaul? How can the Department of the Navy (DoN) meet future challenges and strengthen its ability to develop and adopt new...

March 30, 2022

Bridging the Gap: NJOC Improves Communication between Junior, Senior Officers

The U.S. Navy’s more than 35,000 junior officers have a new avenue for sharing ideas, insights and concerns with senior leadership—via the service’s Naval Junior Officer Counsel (NJOC).

March 10, 2022