What do you think the best warships in the world in 2017 are? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. The whole concept of warfare has changed drastically over the years. There was once a time, when battleships ruled the seas, if it had been an article where we covered the most awesome warships of all time, we would have been able to put in the names of the largest warship ever built, like the Yamato, or the Iowa class of battleships. Instead, we will focus primarily on the top destroyers in the world in 2017 or cruisers or even frigates. The most powerful battleships were designed during the second world war, The Bismark, The Yamato and the likes of USS Missouri.
They had large caliber guns, which hurled unguided but extremely potent shells at their targets. If the WWII two had not ended when it did, we would have been able to see the largest battleship ever planned become a reality, but thankfully the war did not endure and the horrors it brought ended.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of best warships in the world in 2017.
The first one is Type 45 destroyer. The HMS Defender is a guided missile destroyer tasked with defending against enemy air attacks. It carries state of the art anti-air defense technology, and can engage and destroy supersonic enemy aircraft beyond the visual range. She is also equipped with a slew of defenses against missiles and torpedoes, and can even carry out electronic warfare if necessary. She also carries a couple of Lynx Wildcat combat helicopters for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare. The second warship is Akizuki Class Destroyer. The Akizuki class is the newest class of destroyers currently in service with the JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force). The idea behind the Akizuki class of destroyers is that they will escort heavier Atago and Kongo class AEGIS destroyers into battle and defend them against air, surface and under sea threats. The Akizuki class destroyers have been developed with a high degree of indigenous technology, and are defensive destroyers extremely capable of dealing with multiple threats simultaneously.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 best warships in the world in 2017.