The Top 10 Warships in the World
Top 10 Warships in the world include the South Korean King Sejong the Great (KDX-III) Class Destroyer, the American Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, the Atago Class Destroyer, the Kongō Class Destroyer and the Chinese Type 052D or West Luyang III Class Destroyer.
Accurately ranking the world’s top ten warships requires measuring the invisible: sensor integration and radar capability.
Four Top Warships, One Combat System
In terms of weapons systems and design, several warships immediately stand out. The South Korean King Sejong the Great (KDX-III) Class Destroyer is reported to have the largest missile battery of its class with a capacity of 128 missiles, which includes long-range cruise missiles.[i] While it has a smaller overall battery, the American Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer features the advanced Mark 99 fire control system and vertical missile launch technology capable of intercepting enemy aircraft and missiles mid-flight.[ii] Several Japanese vessels, including the Atago Class Destroyer and the Kongō Class Destroyer, stand out for their triple torpedo tube launch systems and advanced gas turbine propulsion systems.[iii]
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