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- 5"-38 caliber gun : A dual purpose (DP) gun, effective for both surface and antiaircraft use, mounted on very many U.S. Navy ships in the World War II era, but which has disappeared from service today.
- 5"-54 caliber gun : Until the introduction of the 5"-62 caliber gun, the primary medium naval gun of U.S. warships after the Second World War
- 5"-62 caliber gun : The main gun for shore bombardment and some anti-surface warfare on newer U.S. Navy warships; the successor to 5"-54 caliber guns.
- AGM-84 Harpoon : A U.S. developed anti-shipping missile that can be launched from aircraft, ships and submarines
- AN- : U.S. military nomenclature for electronic equipment, following the Joint Electronics Type Designation System
- Air tasking order : The process and documentation of plans for the coordinated use of air and missile resources, and ground systems, such as electronic warfare and intelligence collection, which may interact with them
- Air, artillery and missile defense : An integrated approach to defending surface forces against all types of weapons that fly through the atmosphere or space; a radar may detect artillery shells, helicopters, or missiles, while a close-in gun may shoot down any of them
- Air-to-surface missile : Launched from an fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, missiles of this category have a wide variety of ranges, sensors, autonomy vs. man-in-the-loop control, warheads, and need for battle damage assessment
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Anti-aircraft artillery : A general term for guns that can elevate to high angles and shoot accurately at aircraft, using visual, electro-optical, or radar guidance.
- Battle-class : While the name has been applied to several classes, the core definition is the 1942 war construction class, for which the highest priority was improving its antiaircraft capability; there was much debate on retaining a large torpedo battery, and greater range was definitely needed
- Battleship : A heavily-armored, warship optimized for fighting other warships using large-caliber guns; certain armor requirements differentiated from cruisers; obsolete by end of World War II.
- Carrier strike group : In the U.S. Navy, the group of ships centered around a large aircraft carrier
- County-class : Large destroyers of the 1960s and 1970s, built around the Sea Slug missile, primarily for anti-air warfare but with appreciable surface-to-surface capability; also guns and Exocet anti-shipping missiles; Wessex helicopter
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- Dual-purpose gun : A artillery piece, now most commonly on ships, which has a sufficiently wide range of aiming angles, fire control, and ammunition that it can engage in two distinctly different type of targeting, such as anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare, or anti-tank warfare and anti-aircraft artillery
- E-2 Hawkeye : Designed for the U.S. Navy and used by several other countries, this radar aircraft carries long-range airborne early warning and surface search radar, and has a modest force command & control capability, the latter enhanced by "virtual workstations" on linked ships
- Falklands War : 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands and their dependencies.
- HMS Sheffield : British destroyer, a Type 42-class optimized for anti-air warfare, sunk by an Argentinean Exocet anti-shipping missile during the Falklands War while in an outer air defense ring protecting the task force
- Kirov-class : Renamed the Admiral Ushakov-class under the Russian Federation, a Soviet class of large missile cruisers, probably the most potent surface warships built since WWII (excluding aircraft carriers)
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
- Naval warfare : The military history of the organized navies of the world from 300 BCE to the present.
- Navy : A military force organized primarily for missions on, under, or above bodies of water
- Ocean escort : A warship with weapons and sensors to defend itself and ships near it, sturdy enough to operate in ocean conditions, but with only enough speed to escort merchant and military support ships, and usually not built to full warship standards of battle damage survivability
- Phalanx close-in weapons system : A 20mm autocannon system originally for shipboard final defense against subsonic anti-shipping missiles, obsolescent in that role but being deployed for land-based counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) defense against guerrilla rockets.
- RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile : A joint U.S.-German system for final defense against supersonic, sea-skimming anti-shipping missiles such as the Russian Moskit series, generically designated by NATO as SS-N-22 SUNBURN
- RIM-156 Standard SM-2 : Intended to be launched from the vertical launch system of AEGIS battle management system equipment ships, this is principally a long-range surface-to-air missile using semi-active radar homing with no over-the-horizon capability; it can accept midcourse guidance for its secondar anti-shipping missile capability and thus engage over-the-horizon targets
- RIM-161 Standard SM-3 : Theater anti-ballistic (i.e., midcourse and terminal phases) and anti-satellite missile, using hit-to-kill, launched from ships equipped with the AN/SPY-2 radar and AEGIS battle management system.
- RIM-162 ESSM : In U.S. Navy service, a short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile of which four will fit in a vertical launch system cell; derived from the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile
- RIM-174 Standard SM-6 : An upgrade of the U.S. Navy RIM-156 Standard SM-2, which replaces the current semi-active radar homing terminal guidance with active radar using the AIM-120 AMRAAM seeker, giving AEGIS battle management system ships the capability to conduct over-the-horizon anti-air warfare
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- SPG-62 : In the AEGIS battle management system for anti-air warfare, this radar provides the final illumination for terminal guidance of an SM-2 surface-to-air missile
- Standard SM missile series : An evolving series of ship-launched guided missiles developed by the U.S. Navy and used by a number of countries; primarily for anti-air warfare but also for ballistic missile defense and attacking surface ships
- Surface-to-air missile : A guided missile fired from land or water, to destroy aircraft and possibly missiles; naval versions may have a secondary anti-shipping missile capability
- Ticonderoga-class : Modern U.S. Navy cruisers usually serving as carrier or amphibious escorts, but capable of independent action including long-range strike, anti-air/anti-ballistic missile/anti-satellite warfare, naval gunfire support, and antisubmarine warfare.
- Type 42-class : British destroyer class, optimized for anti-air warfare, some of which were sunk and some of which were a key part of the fleet defense in the Falklands War
- Type 45-class : The latest class of British destroyer, a large multirole ship with very strong anti-air warfare capabilities, with the first vessel on sea trials
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) : A Ticonderoga-class cruiser of the United States Navy, assigned to United States Central Command and United States Fifth Fleet
- Warship : A ship designed to employ weapons and sensors in direct naval warfare