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.
Integrated Undersea Surveillance SystemsWe 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.
Submarine Survivability ProgramThe SSN/SSGN survivability program ensures our submarines stay hidden regardless of new technology, changing mission requirements, and increasingly sophisticated adversaries.
Uncrewed Surface Vessel PerceptionInternational regulations for preventing collisions at sea require vessels to operate within certain distances based on the visual identification of other vessels.
Mar 14, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Installs First Hybrid Metal 3D Printer Onboard a Naval ShipThe installation enables production of mission-critical components while out at sea.
Oct 12, 2022
Johns Hopkins APL Experts Recognized by Undersea Warfare CommunityJon Berry and Lisa Blodgett from APL’s Force Projection Sector were awarded the Bronze Medal and Vice Adm. Charles E. Weakley Award, respectively, at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Fall Conference in September.
Aug 31, 2021
Submarine Technology Symposium Returns to Johns Hopkins APLSponsored by the Naval Submarine League and organized by APL, the 2021 Submarine Technology Symposium allowed military, industry and Laboratory leaders to once again gather — in person — to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the submarine force.