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- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- Anti-air warfare : In the context of naval warfare, the mission of defending against aircraft and missiles, from platforms under naval command and control, possibly in coordination with other services and possibly defending land as well as sea areas.
- Anti-submarine warfare : (ASW) In the context of naval warfare, the mission of attacking underwater vessels, from platforms under naval command and control.
- Flagship : The vessel which holds the commander of a fleet.
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- 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
- Burke-class : Large U.S. Navy multirole destroyers equipped with AEGIS battle management system and constant upgrades; Japan has Kongo-class clones, also being upgraded to ballistic missile defense; South Korea has the KDK-class
- 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
- Submarine : A ship or boat that can travel underwater
- Los Angeles-class : The primary class of attack submarines in the United States Navy, built in three groups of which early models are being retired; to be replaced by the Virginia-class
- Virginia-class : Latest attack submarine class of the U.S. Navy, smaller than Seawolf-class for cost and to give better littoral warfare capabilities; port-swappable mission modules to optimize for surveillance, special operations
- Carrier Air Group : Add brief definition or description
- F-18 Hornet : A relatively lightweight carrier-capable multirole fighter, developed by the United States Navy and used by several nations, including Canada, in land-based roles; a fourth-generation fighter gradually being replaced by the F-18E/F Super Hornet, and then the F-35.
- F-18 Super Hornet : A new generation of carrier-based fighter beyond the F-18 Hornet, this evolution provides an architecture with even greater expansion, especially with the AN/APG-79 AESA radar, more powerful computers and communications, and a new engine with longer range.
- EA-6B Prowler : This is the main tactical electronic warfare aircraft of the U.S. military, highly effective although reaching the end of its service life through airframe exhaustion
- EF-18 Growler : The U.S. Navy replacement for the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft
- 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
- MH-60R Seahawk : Named the Seahawk, both a new production aircraft and a remanufacture of the existing SH-60B Seahawk and SH-60F Ocean Hawk naval helicopter, for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, eliminating the carrier vs. non-carrier variants
- Land-based naval aircraft : Fixed-wing, non-carrier capable aircraft used to support naval operations, including types for maritime patrol, Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and logistics, the latter including air refueling
- KC-130 : A United States Marine Corps airborne tanker, which flies from land bases, and is frequently used to refuel Navy as well as Marine aircraft
- P-3 Orion : Land-based maritime patrol aircraft designed for the U.S. Navy; enhanced for littoral and land surveillance
- P-8 Poseidon : New maritime patrol aircraft, built on a Boeing 737 airframe for the United States Navy
- E-3 Sentry : Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, equipped with a large radar and a battle staff, which can detect aircraft and control combat.
- Amphibious Ready Group : A group of amphibious warfare ships that can carry a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or U.K. Royal Marine Commando
- Expeditionary Strike Group : ESG: An unit of United States Navy surface and subsurface combatants, combined with the amphibious warfare capability of an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)