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As the corporate research laboratory of the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, NRL conducts a broad program of scientific research and advanced technology development. The broad-based scientific research that NRL provides serves as the foundation to develop solutions and deliver new technologies.

NRL’s scientists and engineers conduct basic and applied research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines for both immediate and long-range national defense needs. NRL’s research is primarily sponsored by government agencies including the Office of Naval Research, Naval Systems Commands and Warfare Centers, Air Force, Army, DARPA, Department of Energy, and NASA.

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