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 | July 15, 2021

The Marine Corps is working on fixes to address issues that arose during the Amphibious Combat Vehicle program's testing, including implementing improvements to reduce tire change turnaround time. (UPDATED)

Daily News | July 14, 2021

Pratt & Whitney is pitching a set of F135 engine upgrade options for the Joint Strike Fighter the company says could save the government billions in future sustainment costs and provide the engine performance needed to support Block 4 capabilities.

The Insider | July 14, 2021

House appropriators are encouraging the Navy to fulfill a block buy with Huntington Ingalls Industries for four amphibious ships after the service said it is unlikely to fulfill the contract.

Daily News | July 13, 2021

Navy Secretary nominee Carlos Del Toro said Tuesday the service would not make a decision about the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile until after the Biden administration completes its nuclear policy review.

Daily News | July 12, 2021

House appropriators are unhappy with the Navy's decision to cut a destroyer from its fiscal year 2022 budget request but include it as the service's top unfunded priority, according to a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | July 9, 2021

The Navy is reprogramming $31.9 million toward the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73), which is over budget.

The Insider | July 8, 2021

The Navy is conducting market research for a simulator for the Marine Corps' new Light Amphibious Warship program.

Daily News | July 8, 2021

The Navy awarded Raytheon a $171 million contract for three Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band low-rate initial production Lot 1 ship sets, the service announced Friday.

Daily News | July 7, 2021

The Navy is weighing once again expanding the life cycles of some Ohio-class submarines as the service transitions to the Columbia-class nuclear submarine.

Daily News | July 1, 2021

The Marine Corps' CH-53K effort is slated to start initial operational test and evaluation later this summer as the program works to address some design issues discovered during developmental testing.

The Insider | June 30, 2021

The Navy's Project Overmatch effort is on track to scale to strike group testing in late 2022 or early 2023, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Wednesday.

Daily News | June 29, 2021

The Navy has declared milestone C for the Next Generation Jammer Mid Band, allowing the program to move into the low-rate initial production phase.

Daily News | June 29, 2021

House appropriators want to pay for a second destroyer, eliminate funding for the sea-launched nuclear cruise missile program and block the decommissioning of three Littoral Combat Ships in their draft mark of fiscal year 2022 defense spending legislation.

The Insider | June 28, 2021

The Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $878.7 million contract to procure nine additional CH-53K helicopters as part of low-rate initial production Lot 5, the service announced Friday.

The Insider | June 24, 2021

House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee Ranking Member Michael Turner (R-OH) is calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to cancel a Navy memo that states the service should defund the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile development efforts.

Daily News | June 23, 2021

The Navy's 30-year shipbuilding plan, released last week, calls for fewer large amphibious ships than the Marine Corps says it needs.

Daily News | June 22, 2021

The Navy is taking steps to improve its estimates for shipyard drydock improvements after the bid for work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine came in well over estimates, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Tuesday.

Daily News | June 21, 2021

The first Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN-78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of its full ship shock trials Friday, the Navy announced.

Daily News | June 18, 2021

The Navy is calling for a battleforce fleet of 321 to 372 ships with an unmanned fleet of 77 to 140 vessels in its 30-year shipbuilding plan released Thursday evening.

Daily News | June 18, 2021

The Navy's budget proposal to decommission four Littoral Combat Ships, all of which have been in service less than 10 years, has renewed focus on the class' reliability and mission concerns.

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