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ONR Global Taking Off for Singapore Air Show 2012

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS120214-15

By Tina Bacas Gibson, Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global is showcasing unmanned systems Feb. 14-19 at the 2012 Singapore Air Show, the largest air show in Asia and one of the top three aerospace and defense events on the global industry calendar.

"We want to share the technologies we're developing to position our future Sailors and Marines for success," said Cmdr. Joe Johnson, an associate director in ONR Global's Singapore office. "The Singapore Air Show provides ONR Global the opportunity to forge partnerships and exchange ideas with leading international companies and technologists throughout Asia and around the globe."

Through its offices in London, Prague, Tokyo, Singapore, Santiago and International Liaison Office at Arlington, Va., ONR Global pursues international partnerships with organizations conducting basic and early applied research. The objective is to drive the execution of long-term strategic efforts that address future naval fleet and force needs.

ONR Global can be found at Booth S69 exhibiting four technologies: the Stalker, Aerosonde and Shrike unmanned aerial systems and the Switchblade Loitering Air Munitions, products of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.

With its theme of "Big Show, Big Opportunities," Singapore Air Show 2012 serves as a global marketplace and networking powerhouse for the world's commercial and military aviation organizations. Held every other year, the event brings together heads of the international aviation community, including key political and military leaders.

The Singapore Air Show also features a series of high-level conferences dedicated to leaders in the global aviation industry. Vice Chief of Naval Research Brig. Gen. Mark Wise will be the guest of honor at the Alternative Aviation Fuel in Asia & Association of Southeast Asian Nations Algae Biofuel Initiative conferences, held by the National University of Singapore. The aim of the conference is to introduce the development and potential use of alternative fuels into the aviation community, and bring together professionals interested in the development of algae-based bioenergy from the Southeast Asia region.

ONR provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 30 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and more than 900 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,065 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.

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