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Military force predominantly fighting on water, using ships, boats, submarines and aircraft.

May include ground forces (marines) to fight on land.

This is often one of the three main divisions in modern armed forces, the other two being army and air force. Some countries do not differentiate branches of their armed forces, as Israeli Defense Force, Canadian Armed Forces.

See also Naval warfare tactics

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Navies of the world

Types of Naval Vessel