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Jane’s Fighting Ships

Identify naval warships worldwide

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 naval and coast guard ships quickly and reliably
  • 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
Platform Types
  • Main combatants
  • Carriers
  • Air warfare platforms
  • Fast attack craft
  • Mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs)
  • Amphibious vessels
  • Submarines
Additional Resources

Online Subscription Capabilities
Search and filter +4,300 ships by:
  • Region or country
  • Date
  • Document type (e.g., analysis, profile)
  • Section (e.g., Coast Guard – Icebreakers)
  • Manufacturer
Manipulate Excel spreadsheet with country-specific breakdown of naval ship fleets by:
  • Ship class names and variants
  • Inventory numbers
  • Construction
  • Specifications
  • Weapons
  • Sensors
  • Aviation capability
Visualize ship locations with the Fighting Ships Explorer Dashboard
  • Search and filter results by vessel status, type, class, classification and country
  • Interactive map: visualize the geographic location of each vessel and click on vessel type for individual vessel record
Additional benefits
  • Additional photographs and diagrams
  • Content archived from year 2000 onwards
  • Worldwide naval inventory
  • Immediate access to new content
  • Close to 6,000 equipment profiles
  • Headline analysis

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

Step 1: Enter a search (e.g. “active attack submarines Russia”)

Caption: A search for active attack submarines shows there are 29 in Russia and CIS.

Step 2: Click on the relevant vessel class to learn more about specifications, performance, capacity, machinery, firepower, programs, updates, structure and operational statistics

Step 3: Click on vessel photos and silhouettes to enlarge

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