(AP) — A defense spending proposal approved by the U.S. House of Representatives includes two more destroyers than what the Biden administration requested.
The Biden administration originally proposed cutting one of two destroyers contained in a multi-year contract, causing alarm for Maine's Bath Iron Works.
China on Tuesday protested the passage of a U.S. Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region.
The U.S. Navy said in a statement the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Tuesday “in accordance with international law.”
BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works in Maine has started construction on a destroyer named for a U.S. Coast Guard officer who earned the Navy Cross during World War II.
Construction of the future USS Quentin Walsh began at at the shipyard's fabrication facility in Brunswick.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The future USS Daniel Inouye departed shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Monday en route to its home in the Pacific Ocean.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer made its way down the Kennebec River and then into the North Atlantic, officials said.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The last of a new class of stealth destroyers left the Maine coast for sea trials Friday.
The ship, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson, was constructed at Bath Iron Works. The trials will be the first time the ship hits the Atlantic Ocean.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the federal government intends to purchase an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that was cut from the Biden administration's defense budget for 2023.