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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | April 28, 2021

A bipartisan congressional group has introduced a $25 billion shipyard improvement bill that will provide $21 billion for the Navy's four public shipyards.

Daily News | April 26, 2021

The Navy is taking steps to improve submarine cybersecurity inspections following a Naval Audit Service report last fall that found the service did not have records of more than half of those required annual inspections.

The Insider | April 26, 2021

The aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) completed its Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials earlier this month as the carrier moves toward full ship shock trials this summer, the Navy announced Friday.

Daily News | April 26, 2021

The Marine Corps will activate, deactivate, or reorganize various units across its aviation, logistics and ground combat forces as the service moves to implement Commandant David Berger's force design efforts, including exploring a transition into a majority-unmanned aviation force.

Daily News | April 23, 2021

The Navy will have to spend $34 billion per year on shipbuilding, 10% more than service estimates, to enact its recent shipbuilding plan to grow the fleet, according to an analysis the Congressional Budget Office released Thursday.

Daily News | April 22, 2021

Turkey's removal from the F-35 program is increasing the engine cost and requiring contractors Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney to find and certify new suppliers, company representatives said Thursday.

Daily News | April 22, 2021

The Air Force has grounded 20 F-35s due to engine issues, leading contractor Pratt & Whitney to take steps to address the engine maintenance backlog at Tinker Air Force Base, OK.

Daily News | April 20, 2021

Private shipyards are seeking inclusion in the Biden administration's infrastructure bill, as the administration moves forward with its second major legislative priority.

Daily News | April 16, 2021

After the Marine Corps fully fielded its new Common Aviation Command and Control System last summer more than a year ahead of schedule, the service is moving forward with additional uses for the system.

Daily News | April 13, 2021

The Navy is working on testing and scaling unmanned capabilities as it moves to implement its unmanned campaign plan, Rear Adm. Casey Moton, the program executive officer for unmanned and small combatants, said Tuesday.

Daily News | April 13, 2021

A coalition of aircraft carrier industrial base companies is meeting with members of Congress this week to lobby for continued block buys of aircraft carriers and consistent funding for carriers' refueling and complex overhauls.

Daily News | April 7, 2021

The Defense Department has experienced an increase in ground readiness and a decrease in sea readiness from fiscal year 2017 through FY-19, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Wednesday.

Daily News | April 5, 2021

The Navy's Project Overmatch will test four increasingly complex spirals in its attempt to tie together more networks and applications this year, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Monday.

Daily News | April 2, 2021

Austal is building a steel production line at its Mobile, AL shipyard as the company positions itself to compete for the Marine Corps' Light Amphibious Warship and Navy's follow-on contract for the FFG(X) Future Frigate program.

Daily News | March 31, 2021

The Marine Corps' expeditionary advanced base operations will help the service counter adversaries' growing long-range, anti-access capabilities, according to a new service manual.

Daily News | March 31, 2021

The Navy will soon be studying whether light aircraft carriers have a place in the fleet's future, but Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, the director of air warfare, said he does not believe the service will pursue the platform.

Daily News | March 31, 2021

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought dramatic changes to American manufacturing, and naval shipbuilding was no exception.

Daily News | March 23, 2021

The Navy has finished work on nine of its 11 weapons elevators for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the class' lead ship, Adm. John Aquilino said Tuesday.

The Insider | March 22, 2021

The Navy announced Friday that it had awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $2.4 Billion contract to build a second Virginia-class submarine, which was appropriated in the fiscal year 2021 budget.

Daily News | March 19, 2021

The Navy is seeking to accelerate its efforts to improve the infrastructure of its public shipyards, following calls from members of Congress to do so.

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