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 | November 11, 2020

The Senate Appropriations Committee opposes a proposed increase to funding for the Large Surface Combatant, according to the panel's version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill released yesterday.

Daily News | November 10, 2020

The Senate Appropriations Committee has expressed support for Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger's force design initiatives in the panel's version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill.

The Insider | November 9, 2020

The Navy has received nine concept designs as part of its industry studies for its Light Amphibious Warship, a service spokesman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 9, 2020

Initial operational capability for the Navy's Joint Precision Approach and Landing System on aircraft carriers has been delayed three months due to an issue that arose during operational testing this fall, a Navy spokeswoman told Inside Defense Monday.

Daily News | November 2, 2020

The production of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA-8) is continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic, and a Navy spokeswoman says the vessel remains on track to meet its January 2024 delivery date.

Daily News | October 30, 2020

The Navy is set to complete and release a concept of operations for the medium and large unmanned surface vehicles in "the next few months," a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | October 29, 2020

The Navy needs to continue evaluating the future needs of its amphibious force past the current force structure analysis, a senior Navy official said Thursday.

Daily News | October 27, 2020

The leaders of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee are split on Defense Secretary Mark Esper's statements about his new plan to build up the Navy.

The Insider | October 27, 2020

The Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $550 million contract for six more CH-53K low-rate initial production Lot 4 helicopters.

The Insider | October 21, 2020

The Navy will hold the first F-35B sea trials aboard the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour during the first quarter of calendar year 2021.

Daily News | October 21, 2020

The Navy has received its first four CMV-22s, the new tiltrotor which will deliver cargo to aircraft carriers and replace the legacy C-2A Greyhound.

The Insider | October 20, 2020

The Navy successfully launched a missile for the first time last week from a Zumwalt-class destroyer, the service announced Monday.

Daily News | October 19, 2020

The Navy has taken the next step to procuring a Light Amphibious Warship, releasing a request for information last week for a "preliminary/contract" design for the new class of ship.

Daily News | October 14, 2020

The Navy's new frigate program could cost 40% more than the service's estimate, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.

Daily News | October 13, 2020

The Navy needs to invest heavily in unmanned ships to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.

Daily News | October 6, 2020

The Navy has commissioned more than a dozen Light Amphibious Warship "concept design" industry studies due next month that are expected to shape a formal competition next summer in advance of a planned lead-ship contract award in fiscal year 2022.

The Insider | October 2, 2020

The Navy has established a board to govern and advise its electromagnetic radiation battlespace policy.

The Insider | October 1, 2020

The Navy is moving forward with planning for the refueling of the aircraft carrier Harry Truman (CVN-75) after last year's debate about whether or not to do it.

Daily News | September 30, 2020

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) said Wednesday that he believes the Navy needs to move faster to address shipyard issues than the 20-year timeline laid out in the service's Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan.

Daily News | September 28, 2020

The Navy is on track to wrap up the operational testing for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System on aircraft carriers this month.

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