Sea Control

Mission Area

Sea Control

Johns Hopkins APL’s Sea Control Mission Area supports U.S. Navy and joint service missions, delivering essential capabilities to project military power on, under, and above the seas. We focus on four key areas to revolutionize maritime superiority: maritime domain situational awareness, kinetic and non-kinetic effects to deter aggressors and deescalate hostilities, force survivability against near-peer threats, and effective and affordable rapid prototyping and modernization. We develop and field innovative solutions that maintain global access for U.S. naval forces and deny adversaries use of the maritime domain.



  • Sonar screen (Credit: Bigstock)

    Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems

    We are solving critical challenges for the Navy’s undersea surveillance community, making contributions such as active and passive sonar processing algorithms for inclusion in the Advanced Surveillance Build tactical sonar modernization program.
    Learn more about Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems
  • Submarine

    Submarine Survivability Program

    The SSN/SSGN survivability program ensures our submarines stay hidden regardless of new technology, changing mission requirements, and increasingly sophisticated adversaries.
    Learn more about Submarine Survivability Program
  • Autonomous swarming unmanned surface vessels (SUSVs) — equipped with Johns Hopkins APL-developed hardware and autonomy software

    Uncrewed Surface Vessel Perception

    International regulations for preventing collisions at sea require vessels to operate within certain distances based on the visual identification of other vessels.
    Learn more about Uncrewed Surface Vessel Perception

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