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
The Insider | February 10, 2021

The Navy is planning on holding virtual industry days for submarine common computing system software later this month.

Daily News | February 9, 2021

The new Amphibious Combat Vehicle out-performed the legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle during the program's initial operational test and evaluation, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

Daily News | February 8, 2021

The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program is working through a series of minor changes to correct for deficiencies identified during testing, Capt. William Hargreaves, LRASM program director, told Inside Defense.

Daily News | February 5, 2021

The Navy is searching for a vertical lift capability with maritime strike to replace its current fleet of MH-60R/S helicopters and MQ-8B/C unmanned air vehicles, releasing a request for information last month to inform a future analysis of alternatives.

Daily News | February 4, 2021

The Navy is optimistic the market supports the service's plan to procure used sealift vessels to replace its aging sealift fleet, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense last month.

Daily News | February 3, 2021

The Marine Corps is considering having three Marine Littoral Regiments in the Pacific by 2030, Brig. Gen. Ben Watson said Wednesday at the National Defense Industrial Association's Virtual Expeditionary Warfare Conference.

Daily News | February 2, 2021

The Marine Corps needs to move at an "uncomfortable" pace in acquiring unmanned platforms, service Commandant Gen. David Berger said Tuesday at the National Defense Industrial Association's Virtual Expeditionary Warfare Conference.

Daily News | February 2, 2021

Acting Navy Secretary Tom Harker said Tuesday that the outgoing Trump administration's fiscal year 2022 budget draft features a "very aggressive" focus on shipbuilding, but said the Navy is waiting for input from Biden administration officials before submitting its budget request to Congress.

The Insider | January 28, 2021

The Navy is focusing on cyber investments in 2021, Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, said Wednesday.

Daily News | January 28, 2021

The Navy’s new campaign plan calls on the service to transform its digital capability and ensure on-time delivery of combat-ready ships, submarines and systems.

Daily News | January 26, 2021

Raytheon Technologies believes its SPY-6 production track record and investments into automation and near-field testing ranges positions the company to receive a key SPY-6 contract this year.

Daily News | January 21, 2021

The Navy has stopped receipt of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships from shipbuilder Lockheed Martin after identifying a "material defect" with the ship's combining gear.

Daily News | January 21, 2021

The final delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) has been delayed two years, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | January 19, 2021

Lockheed Martin executives believe their experience doing integration on surface ships and autonomy work for aircraft and underwater unmanned vessels has prepared the company to tackle the Large Unmanned Surface Vessel.

The Insider | January 15, 2021

Hondo Geurts, the Navy's acquisition executive, is leaving his job Jan. 20, coinciding with President-elect Biden's inauguration.

Daily News | January 14, 2021

The Navy's schedule for delivering the first Columbia-class submarine is threatened by ongoing design software challenges that will likely increase the program's cost, a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday concludes.

Daily News | January 14, 2021

The Marine Corps is "very excited" about the Light Amphibious Warship concept designs it has received from industry and is heading toward a fiscal year 2022 start of lead ship construction, Maj. Gen. Tracy King, the service's director of expeditionary warfare, told reporters last week.

Daily News | January 14, 2021

The Navy's unmanned procurement efforts are under harsh scrutiny due to the past failures of other programs, Gregory Slavonic, the outgoing Navy under secretary, said Wednesday.

Daily News | January 13, 2021

The Navy is "bullish" about the capability of the industrial base to produce unmanned maritime systems, Capt. Pete Small, the program manager for unmanned maritime systems, said Wednesday.

Daily News | January 13, 2021

Lead ship construction of the Constellation-class frigate is set to start in fall 2021, following the completion of detail design later this year, Capt. Kevin Smith, the frigate program manager, said Tuesday.

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