Skip to main content

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

How to Submit

For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please refer to our broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-22-S-B001.

Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.

Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through; instructions are included in the BAA.


Heeke, Ken
Program Officer
Code 352