Office of Naval Intelligence


U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1 provide security during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. ONI provides timely intelligence to combat illegal civil maritime activity.

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) underway in formation with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships. ONI provides intelligence enabling operational commanders to deploy naval forces when and where they are needed.

A Chief Intelligence Specialist stands watch in the anti-surface warfare center aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). ONI provides threat analysis, strategic and tactical intelligence, and secure communications to fleet operators.

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hartford (SSN-768) surfaces near Ice Camp Sargo in the Arctic Circle. ONI’s analysis is integral to assessing operational capabilities in all environments.

Intelligence Specialists aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) watch for possible contacts and communicate information to the ship’s combat direction center. ONI’s people and products provide essential Battlespace Awareness to fleet operators.

Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 conduct a patrol in the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti. ONI provides irregular warfare intelligence support for joint and naval operations in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDs) students participate in Surf Passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA. U.S. Navy special warfare and expeditionary forces rely on ONI’s forward deployed and reachback intelligence support for operations.

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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