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 | June 17, 2021

Acting Navy acquisition chief Jay Stefany told lawmakers Thursday the Navy has finalized its 30-year shipbuilding plan and will be sending it to Congress in the coming days.

Daily News | June 17, 2021

Collins Aerospace has started production on its next-generation Tactical Combat Training System II, and received milestone C approval for the program on schedule in April.

Daily News | June 15, 2021

GOP lawmakers criticized acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker Tuesday for suggesting nuclear sea-launched cruise missile development efforts should be defunded in a recent memo.

The Insider | June 15, 2021

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would hold half of the Defense Department's cost assessment and program evaluation office budget until the Navy executes a block-buy contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries for four amphibious ships.

The Insider | June 11, 2021

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) called President Biden’s Navy secretary selection Carlos Del Toro an "excellent choice" to lead the service.

Daily News | June 10, 2021

Leonardo Helicopters delivered the first next-generation TH-73A training helicopter to the Navy today, marking a significant step for a program which is Leonardo's first as a prime contractor.

The Insider | June 10, 2021

The Navy has awarded Austal USA a $44 million contract to build an autonomous prototype of an expeditionary fast transport ship, the company announced Monday.

The Insider | June 9, 2021

The Navy is planning to spend over $4 billion over the next five years to improve its shipyards, including work on six drydocks and an investment in capital equipment, Adm. William Lescher, the vice chief of naval operations, told lawmakers Wednesday.

The Insider | June 9, 2021

The Navy has a contract structure in place with Huntington Ingalls Industries for three LPD-class amphibious transport docks and one LHA-class landing helicopter assault vessel, but is unlikely to execute the contract, according to acting Navy chief acquisition executive Frederick Stefany.

The Insider | June 9, 2021

The Navy has launched a program office for the next-generation destroyer, DDG(X), the service announced Friday.

Daily News | June 8, 2021

New Navy fiscal guidance obtained by Inside Defense calls for the service to stop funding the development of a sea-launched nuclear cruise missile, calls for a new infrastructure plan and states the service cannot afford to develop next-generation air, surface and subsurface programs at the same time.

Daily News | June 8, 2021

The Navy has launched a new effort to improve the reliability and sustainability of the Littoral Combat Ship, identifying 32 key reliability issues across the two LCS variants.

Daily News | June 7, 2021

The Navy's unmanned MQ-25 program completed its first-ever refueling from an unmanned tanker to a manned receiver aircraft, an F/A-18 Super Hornet, Friday, the service announced.

Daily News | June 4, 2021

The Biden administration's FY-22 budget, released last week, is facing bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who believe it does not pave the way for the Navy to grow at the needed rate to counter China.

The Insider | June 2, 2021

The Navy needs to improve its capabilities for repairing ships damaged in battle, including improving its planning, a new Government Accountability Office report finds.

Daily News | June 2, 2021

The Navy has requested $5.2 million in fiscal year 2022 to start design and development work on a Nuclear-Armed Sea-Launched Cruise Missile, despite concern from congressional Democrats about the program.

Daily News | June 2, 2021

The Navy's top unfunded priority for fiscal year 2022 is procuring a second DDG-51 destroyer for $1.6 billion, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | June 1, 2021

The Navy has conducted a successful test of the First Stage Solid Rocket Motor, the service announced Thursday.

Daily News | May 28, 2021

Despite repeated statements from lawmakers and the Navy itself that the fleet needs to grow to counter China, the Navy plans to procure just eight ships in the Biden administration's fiscal year 2022 budget.

Daily News | May 27, 2021

Vice Adm. William Merz, the commander of 7th Fleet, said he is confident in the Littoral Combat Ship despite the program's technical issues and listed the vessels' mine countermeasures as the mission package he is most concerned about.

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