Aidan Quigley

Aidan Quigley is an Inside the Navy associate editor. 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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The Insider | January 18, 2022

The continuing resolution is slowing the launch of the Navy's Future Vertical Lift analysis of alternatives, a program spokeswoman told Inside Defense Friday.

Daily News | January 14, 2022

Austal is adding staff to its recently acquired San Diego maintenance facility as part of the company's increased focus on its services business, a top executive told Inside Defense this week. 

Daily News | January 13, 2022

Congress' inability to reach a budget agreement is hurting the Marine Corps' communication with industry and slowing Navy maintenance, service officials said Thursday.

Daily News | January 13, 2022

The Marine Corps may further cut its end strength to fund its Force Design 2030 effort, a top Marine Corps official said Thursday.

Daily News | January 12, 2022

The Navy is targeting an April start of construction for the first Constellation-class frigate but won't begin construction before the design is fully ready, Capt. Kevin Smith, the frigate program manager, said Tuesday.

Daily News | January 12, 2022

Two congressional seapower leaders expressed concerns about potential cuts to the Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget Wednesday, with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) saying he has heard the budget could be a "bloodbath" for the service.

Daily News | January 11, 2022

The Navy is considering using its Littoral Combat Ship with the Marine Corps' Light Amphibious Warship to support expeditionary advanced base operations, the Naval Surface Forces commander told reporters Friday.

Daily News | January 10, 2022

The Navy has reduced its days of maintenance delay by 41% since fiscal year 2019, Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, the commander of Naval Surface Forces, told reporters Friday.

The Insider | January 6, 2022

The Marine Corps has deployed its first squadron with the Navy's F-35C on an aircraft carrier, the service announced Wednesday.

The Insider | January 3, 2022

The Navy awarded General Atomics a $69.8 million pre-production planning contract for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG) system for the Ford-class aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN-81), the service announced Dec. 28.

The Insider | December 23, 2021

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the final advanced weapons elevator to the Navy for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the service announced Thursday.

Daily News | December 23, 2021

President Biden expanded the use of the Defense Production Act to aid the Virginia-class submarine industrial base, signing three determinations Tuesday.

Daily News | December 22, 2021

The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have increased their use of air support contracts from fiscal year 2015 to FY-20, spending a total of $8.4 billion during that period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

Daily News | December 21, 2021

The Marine Corps' Medium Range Intercept Capability prototype successfully engaged targets last week at White Sands Missile Range, the service announced Tuesday.

Daily News | December 15, 2021

The Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle will no longer take part in regularly scheduled deployments or participate in water training exercises, the service announced Wednesday.

The Insider | December 15, 2021

The Navy conducted a high-energy laser weapons system demonstration from an amphibious transport dock ship Tuesday, the service announced.

The Insider | December 15, 2021

The Navy announced its plan to procure Block II of its Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) airborne mine detection system and released a statement of work for the program Tuesday.

The Insider | December 14, 2021

The Marine Corps is looking to adjust its training to ensure Marines are ready and able to operate under the new concepts established in the service's force design work, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said Tuesday.

Daily News | December 14, 2021

The Marine Corps' CH-53K program did not properly implement its intellectual property strategy, which will limit competition during the sustainment phase of the program, a recent Naval Audit Service report found.

Daily News | December 13, 2021

The Navy is not moving forward with Trump-era plans to re-launch the 1st Fleet in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and rename Fleet Forces Command as the Atlantic Fleet following the conclusion of the Global Posture Review, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense Friday.

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