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 12, 2021

The Navy believes the CMV-22, the new tiltrotor aircraft which will deliver cargo to aircraft carriers, will reach initial operational capability before the end of December, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

The Insider | November 10, 2021

Austal USA will operate a waterfront ship repair facility in the Port of San Diego, the company announced Wednesday.

Daily News | November 8, 2021

The Navy expects the materiel development decision for the Future Vertical Lift program to be made this month, which will be followed by the launch of an analysis of alternatives, a program spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 5, 2021

The new VH-92A presidential helicopter has completed initial operational test and evaluation, a program spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 4, 2021

The Navy will pursue a multiyear destroyer procurement which will support General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine, service Secretary Carlos Del Toro said Thursday.

Daily News | November 2, 2021

The Marine Corps is testing changes to the Amphibious Combat Vehicle's towing mechanism in the wake of the service suspending waterborne operations in September after discovering the issue, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 1, 2021

The Marine Corps has scheduled Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle preliminary design reviews with Textron Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems in December, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | October 28, 2021

The Navy will submit both a 30-year shipbuilding plan and a 30-year ship repair plan with its fiscal year 2023 budget request, the service’s acting top acquisition official said Thursday.

Daily News | October 26, 2021

The Navy is set to start shipboard combat system testing of the Air and Missile Defense Radar in January, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense Monday.

Daily News | October 22, 2021

The Government Accountability Office has sustained another protest Northrop Grumman filed against the Navy's decision to award L3Harris Technologies a contract for the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band Capability Block 1.

Daily News | October 21, 2021

After the bid for shipyard improvements at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine came in far above estimates, the Navy is re-evaluating the cost of its ongoing 20-year, $21 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.

The Insider | October 20, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee wants more information from the Navy in future budget requests on how it will implement the Columbia-class submarine's Integrated Enterprise Plan initiatives.

Daily News | October 20, 2021

The Navy is working to improve its fire safety after the July 2020 fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).

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.

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