Aidan Quigley

Aidan Quigley is a Navy reporter. 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 | October 19, 2021

The Navy is starting to experience a longer lead time for materials due to international supply chain issues, Vice Adm. William Galinis, the head of Navy Sea Systems Command, said Tuesday.

Daily News | October 19, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned the Navy may be moving too fast to add a second shipyard for Constellation-class frigate production.

Daily News | October 18, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to increase funding for the Marine Corps Force Design effort, the Navy’s shipyard infrastructure and fund a second destroyer.

Daily News | October 18, 2021

The Navy is not reducing days of maintenance delays fast enough and must take action to improve its maintenance efforts, according to Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, the commander of Naval Surface Forces.

Daily News | October 13, 2021

The Navy continues to face setbacks fielding the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet due to weather delays and technical challenges, a program spokesman told Inside Defense Tuesday.

Daily News | October 8, 2021

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro echoed familiar themes in his first strategic guidance released today, identifying countering China as the service’s top priority while also stating he is focused on improving the Navy’s culture and working to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Insider | October 7, 2021

A combination of maintenance failures and human error caused the fatal sinking of an assault amphibious vehicle in July 2020, concluding a series of investigations into the tragedy, the Navy announced Wednesday.

The Insider | October 6, 2021

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17.8 million contract for low-rate initial production units of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare System, marking milestone C for the program.

The Insider | October 6, 2021

The Navy has completed a successful technology demonstration for a virtual training system for the F/A-18 and EA-18G, the service announced Tuesday.

The Insider | October 6, 2021

The Navy awarded Austal USA a $144 million contract for two towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS), marking the shipyard’s first new steel ship construction.

Daily News | October 5, 2021

The Navy’s top acquisition priority, the Columbia-class submarine, has hit 95% design maturity, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense Monday.

Daily News | October 4, 2021

The Navy expects the dismantlement of the Surface Ship Support Barge to start this fall, a process which could help the service determine how it will discard its first retired nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65).

The Insider | October 4, 2021

The Navy has established a new helicopter squadron that will be equipped with MH-60Rs to provide support for Littoral Combat Ships.

The Insider | October 1, 2021

The Navy is adjusting its training and testing in the northwestern United States following an environmental review.

Daily News | September 30, 2021

As Fincantieri Marinette Marine prepares to start construction on the first Constellation-class frigate next spring, analysts and lawmakers say the Navy's planned second frigate yard could both expedite the production of frigates and bolster the nation's shipbuilding industrial base. 

The Insider | September 28, 2021

The Navy and Air Force have launched an effort to eliminate redundancy in cybersecurity testing, assessment and documentation.

Daily News | September 23, 2021

Fincantieri Marinette Marine is set to start construction on the first Constellation-class frigate next spring as the company continues work on the ship’s design, the company’s CEO said Thursday.

Daily News | September 22, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee is concerned about schedule delays and cost overruns associated with the Navy’s 20-year, $21 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.

The Insider | September 21, 2021

The Marine Corps’ Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit Plus has reached full operational capability, the service announced Monday.

Daily News | September 20, 2021

The Navy is planning to launch an analysis of alternatives for its future vertical lift program this fall after completing its material development decision by the end of September, a program spokeswoman told Inside Defense Friday.

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