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Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

Last of new class of Navy warships departs shipyard

Jan. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The last of a new class of warships departed a Maine shipyard Wednesday. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson was constructed at Bath Iron Works and is the last in a class of three ships the U.S. Navy has described as the largest and most technologically sophisticated...

EXPLAINER: Main issues at Russia-US security talks

Jan. 10, 2022 06:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian diplomats are meeting this week with officials from the United States and its NATO allies for security negotiations in three European cities. Russian and U.S. negotiators launched the talks in Geneva on Monday. They will be followed by Russia-NATO talks in...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

Dec. 28, 2021 23:18 PM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home and overseas as the country fortifies its defenses against strategic threats. ...

US warships stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia fears

Dec. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group to stay in the Mediterranean Sea region rather than move on to the Middle East, amid worries about the buildup of thousands of Russian troops near the Ukraine border. A defense...

Russia sets out tough demands for security pact with NATO

Dec. 17, 2021 15:17 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday published draft security demands that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries and roll back the alliance's military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe — bold ultimatums that are almost certain to be rejected by the U.S. and its...

Fire engulfs Russian warship under construction, 3 injured

Dec. 17, 2021 14:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A Russian warship under construction at a shipyard in St. Petersburg caught fire Friday, leaving at least three workers injured. The Provorny (Agile) corvette being built at the Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) was completely engulfed by flames, and...

Negotiated defense budget boosts spending for Navy destroyer

Dec. 08, 2021 13:26 PM EST

(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...

Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

Nov. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines. Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of...

Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships

Nov. 08, 2021 04:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, possibly for practice for a future naval clash as tensions rise between the nations. China has massively upgraded its military in...