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Jane’s Fighting Ships

Identifying naval warships is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Do you need a resource for naval battleship identification training? Do you model naval offensive or defensive scenarios?

Turn to Jane’s Fighting Ships for the world's most comprehensive and reliable open-source naval reference available, covering more than 4,300 navies and coast guards of 165 nations. It provides detailed overviews, specifications, photographs and silhouettes of naval platforms and military ships in development, in production and in service worldwide. Customers may purchase the print yearbook from our online store or subscribe to the online version that offers interactive research capabilities and the most up-to-date content.

Military, security and commercial firms use Jane’s Fighting Ships to:

  • Identify +4,300 naval and coast guard ships from 165 nations
  • Evaluate competitors, partners and acquisitions
  • Conduct industry market research
  • Model maritime threat scenarios
  • Discover new defense market opportunities

What’s Included

Data & Information

Profiles on 4,300+ naval platforms used by the navies and coast guards of 165+ countries

  • Dimension, displacement, speed and range
  • Development, construction and modernization programs
  • Weapons systems and sensors
  • Country inventories and overviews
  • Naval aircraft
  • Photographs, diagrams and silhouettes
  • Suppliers and manufacturers
  • Flags, ensigns, ranks, insignia, senior appointments and personnel numbers

Download table of contents for the 2016-2017 Jane’s Fighting Ships yearbook

Platform Types
  • Main combatants
  • Carriers
  • Air warfare platforms
  • Fast attack craft
  • Mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs)
  • Amphibious vessels
  • Submarines
Additional Resources

Jane’s Fighting Ships Online Features

  • Interactive Map: Search for +4,300 ships across +165 countries and filter results by region, publication date, document type (e.g., analysis, profile), section (e.g., Coast Guard – Icebreakers), imagery, manufacturer
  • Country-Specific Filters: Search country naval ship fleets by ship class names, inventory numbers, construction, specifications, weapons, sensors, aviation capability
  • Instant Ship Profiles: Click on any ship listing to immediately find out the status (e.g., in development, production or service); ship names, builders, dimensions/weight, performance, capacity, machinery, firepower, programs, structure and images
  • Other Benefits Beyond the Hardcover Yearbook: Access to latest updates/new content, announcements, intelligence briefings with videos and PPTs, more photographs and diagrams, content archived from year 2000 onwards, searchable worldwide naval inventory, nearly 6,000 equipment profiles, and analyis of relevant daily headline news


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