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10 Best Warships in the World in 2017

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If you are interested in Naval warfare, then you will love the article about the 10 best warships in the world in 2017.

We would like to start off by mentioning that in this article, we will be covering only modern warships. The whole concept of warfare has changed drastically over the years. There was once a time, when battleships ruled the seas, if it had been an article where we covered the most awesome warships of all time, we would have been able to put in the names of the largest warship ever built, like the Yamato, or the Iowa class of battleships. Instead, we will focus primarily on the top destroyers in the world in 2017 or cruisers or even frigates. The most powerful battleships were designed during the second world war, The Bismark, The Yamato and the likes of USS Missouri. They had large caliber guns, which hurled unguided but extremely potent shells at their targets. If the WWII two had not ended when it did, we would have been able to see the largest battleship ever planned become a reality, but thankfully the war did not endure and the horrors it brought ended.

10 Best Warships in the World in 2017

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The biggest warships in the world are no longer the line of battleships, but the aircraft careers. The naval warfare has changed quite a lot since second world war, the modern navies do not rely on large caliber unguided shells any longer to get the job done. Rather precision weapons and surgical air strikes are the modern norms. To pull this job off, the most powerful navies in the world (US navy) employ much smaller but highly maneuverable yet equally lethal modern warships. Their smart weapons can reach targets deep inland, or hundreds of meters below the waves. The destroyers are the workhorse of any modern navy operating today, and in our article we will take a look at some of the most advanced destroyers ever operated by any navy in the world.

If you would like to know more about modern navies, take a look at the 11 Strongest Navies in The World: 2017 Rankings. After all most of our planet is covered in oceans, which is why having a capable navy is important. Warships of the olden days had firepower but they seriously lacked precision, whereas the modern warships have firepower with precision. The most recent development in naval warfare is the ability to make ships stealthy. Exactly like the stealth aircraft, modern warships can deceive the enemy radar, and can sneak up on the enemy undetected. On our list, we will talk about some of the most modern naval vessels in service today or those that are undergoing trials and soon to be commissioned in 2017. These ships are equipped with the most advanced weapons and defenses the world has even seen.

In order to make our list of best warships in the world in 2017, we sought help from a number of websites, (although not all information is available to the public) but we did find quite a lot information regarding these super warships that are able to dominate the modern sea battles. We sought help from websites like, Global SecurityFuture BattlesNaval Analyses and Military Today. Where we were able to look at opinions from experts on the topic. We based our ranking of these ships on expert opinion from the aforementioned websites, and also a few others.

Without further ado, let’s get the list of 10 best warships in the world in 2017 started.

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