ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.
New Waterjets Could Propel LCS to Greater Speeds
The Navy's fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Milwaukee, will be the first to benefit from new high-power density waterjets aimed at staving off rudder and propeller damage experienced on high-speed ships.
The product of an ONR Future Naval Capabilities program, the waterjets arrived in January at the Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin, where Milwaukee (LCS 5) is under construction.
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Sea-Air-Space Expo 2013
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.
April 8-10, 2013
The Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Expo is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S., bringing together representatives from the private sector with key military decision makers.
Technology Deployed to Track Epidemics
An ONR-funded program to get ahead of epidemic outbreaks has led to the deployment of new healthcare monitoring and information collection technology.
Limited technical infrastructure in developing countries often can slow humanitarian aid and hamper responses to disasters, so researchers are collecting data through a text message-based system set up to take advantage of widespread access to handheld devices in Colombia and Zambia.