Aidan Quigley

Aidan Quigley was an Inside the Navy associate editor until March 2022. He previously was the Burlington, VT reporter for VTDigger, a statewide nonprofit news outlet. He is a 2018 graduate of Ithaca College, where he was the editor of The Ithacan.

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Daily News | March 11, 2022

The Marine Corps' new CH-53K helicopter showed "significant effectiveness, suitability and survivability improvements" when compared to the legacy CH-53E helicopter, according to the "controlled unclassified information" version of the Pentagon director of operational test and evaluation's annual report.

Daily News | March 10, 2022

The Navy's new CMV-22B tiltrotor aircraft that will deliver cargo to aircraft carriers is "not operationally suitable," according to the "controlled unclassified information" version of the Pentagon director of operational test and evaluation's annual report. 

Daily News | March 10, 2022

The new VH-92A presidential helicopter is not "operationally suitable" for contingency operation missions, according to the "controlled unclassified information" version of the Pentagon director of operational test and evaluation's annual report.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger stressed today that the capabilities the Marine Corps is pursuing as part of its Force Design 2030 effort are not limited to use in any specific theater.

The Insider | March 9, 2022

The Navy's plan to improve the infrastructure at its public shipyards received a significant increase in the final fiscal year 2022 spending package, released early Wednesday morning.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, called on the U.S. to build three Virginia-class attack submarines a year Wednesday at the Submarine Industrial Base Council’s Supplier Days event.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has not changed the Defense Department's calculus that China is the nation's "pacing threat" and requires a high level of investment, lawmakers and analysts believe.

The Insider | March 1, 2022

The first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) has completed its first planned incremental availability and is preparing for its first deployment later this year, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Daily News | February 28, 2022

The Marine Corps will redesignate the 3rd Marine Regiment to the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment in Hawaii later this week, Gen. Eric Smith, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, told reporters Monday. 

The Insider | February 22, 2022

The Navy's CMV-22B has reached initial operational capability, the service announced Friday.

Daily News | February 18, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries will start to erect the Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80) in April, the first aircraft carrier built completely with digital modeling.

Daily News | February 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Congress needs the Defense Department to submit the Chairman's Risk Assessment to help lawmakers make budgetary decisions, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) a member of the House Armed Services Committee's seapower and projection forces subcommittee and a former surface warfare officer, said Thursday.

Daily News | February 14, 2022

Steve Dobos, the owner of Texas-based fabricated and machined metal products company Butler Weldments, has been receiving a lot of calls recently.

Daily News | February 10, 2022

Huntington Ingalls Industries remains confident in its unmanned systems business despite the current uncertainty and delays in contracting for unmanned programs, company executives said Thursday during HII's fourth quarter 2021 earnings call. 

Daily News | February 10, 2022

The Marine Corps' first Marine Littoral Regiment, which is currently under development, will be "fully operationally capable" by next year, Brig. Gen. Ben Watson, the commanding general of the service's warfighting laboratory, said Thursday.

Daily News | February 9, 2022

The U.S. has "no margin for error" in its nuclear triad modernization as both Russia and China increasingly emerge as adversaries, Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, the Navy's director for strategic systems programs, said Wednesday.

Daily News | February 8, 2022

The Navy has struggled to adequately perform submarine intermediate maintenance periods and record and analyze data associated with those periods, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.

Daily News | February 8, 2022

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said Tuesday the service is modernizing its logistics capabilities at too slow a pace.

Daily News | February 7, 2022

The Navy completed the digital twin models of all four public shipyards in October 2021, a significant step in the service's 20-year Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense Friday.

Daily News | February 4, 2022

The Navy's Operation Cattle Drive has reduced redundant systems during the first year of the effort to improve the service's information technology infrastructure, a top Navy IT official told Inside Defense Tuesday.

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