Office of Naval Intelligence


A U.S. Navy officer climbs aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. ONI provides intelligence analysis to counter maritime crime and piracy operations.

A Navy officer launches a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from USS Gunston Hall’s flight deck. ONI Sailors deploy worldwide to support UAV operations.

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson returns home following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. ONI scientific and technical intelligence is used to build and improve future platforms and weapons capabilities

F/A-18E Super Hornets fly over Iwo Jima, Japan. ONI scientific and technical analysis is integral to the development and integration of new sensors and radar systems for U.S. Navy platforms and weapons.

Sailors study computer network activity aboard the USS Mount Whitney. ONI’s Hopper Information Services Center provides secure, reliable communications to the fleet afloat and ashore.

Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron 3 participate in Exercise Bold Alligator. ONI provides forward deployed and reachback intelligence support to special warfare and expeditionary forces.

A Navy Sonar Technician performs passive acoustic analysis aboard a guided-missile destroyer. ONI provides threat analysis and tactical intelligence to fleet operators and Navy missions.
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The Office of Naval Intelligence is America’s premier maritime intelligence service and a core element of the U.S. Navy’s Information Warfare Community. ONI possesses unmatched knowledge of the maritime operating environment and delivers penetrating understanding of threats to America’s security to national decision makers and the Fleet. Established in 1882, ONI is the nation’s longest-serving intelligence agency.
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