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.

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Daily News | May 25, 2021

The Navy has a lot of work to do to get its next-generation mine countermeasure systems ready to counter China, Frank DiGiovanni, the service's deputy director for expeditionary warfare, said Tuesday.

Daily News | May 24, 2021

Sustainment issues have caused the Navy's P-8A Poseidon fleet to slip below the required mission capability rate, according to a recent Defense Department inspector general report.

The Insider | May 24, 2021

The Navy missed its goal to field the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by 2020, Jeff Hannay, SDB II lead, told Inside Defense in a statement.

The Insider | May 21, 2021

The Navy has exercised its option to award Fincantieri Marinette Marine the contract to build the Constellation-class frigate Congress (FFG-62), the second of its class.

The Insider | May 20, 2021

Maine lawmakers are upset that the Biden administration is expected to only request one DDG-51 destroyer in its fiscal year 2022 budget.

Daily News | May 19, 2021

While analysts expect the Navy to continue to grow, President Biden’s team at the Pentagon is unlikely to pursue the aggressive growth laid out in the Trump administration's outgoing December 2020 shipbuilding plan.

Daily News | May 19, 2021

The Navy's new Joint Precision Approach and Landing System reached initial operational capability on May 4, the service announced Tuesday.

Daily News | May 18, 2021

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said the service is prepared for a flat budget, though budget cuts would delay the service's ongoing force design efforts.

Daily News | May 13, 2021

The Navy's premier fiscal year 2022 budget priorities are keeping the Columbia-class submarine program on track, pursuing its shipyard revitalization efforts and recapitalizing the service's sealift fleet, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Thursday.

The Insider | May 12, 2021

Congress must increase the Navy's sustainment funding as it increases the service's overall fleet size in coming years, acting Navy chief acquisition executive Frederick Stefany said Wednesday.

The Insider | May 12, 2021

The Navy must ensure that it does not sacrifice readiness as the service moves to modernize the fleet, House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Ranking Member Rob Wittman (VA) said Wednesday. (UPDATED)

The Insider | May 11, 2021

Naval Sea Systems Command's Warfare Centers will work to leverage emerging technology and modernize their infrastructure, the centers' new strategic plan states.

Daily News | May 10, 2021

The Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) will miss the service's goal to certify all of the ship's 11 elevators by this month, but has started its full ship shock trial phase on schedule.

Daily News | May 6, 2021

House lawmakers today called on the Navy to provide an in-depth, shorter-term plan for its shipyard improvement work.

Daily News | May 6, 2021

General Dynamics Land Systems is aiming to build on its technology demonstration prototype as it bids to develop and build the Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle.

The Insider | May 4, 2021

The Navy's next-generation air combat training system has received its milestone C approval, paving the way for the program to move into limited production.

Daily News | May 4, 2021

Textron Systems has designed, constructed and tested an Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype ahead of the competition for the program, the company announced Tuesday.

Daily News | April 30, 2021

The Marine Corps is considering arming its new Light Amphibious Warship with containerized missiles to increase the ship’s lethality, Commandant Gen. David Berger said in his written testimony to the House Appropriations defense subcommittee Thursday.

Daily News | April 29, 2021

The Marine Corps needs to critically re-evaluate the scope of its current major defense acquisition programs as part of its force design efforts, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said Thursday.

The Insider | April 29, 2021

The Navy would accelerate its $21 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan if it were to receive additional funding for the plan in the Biden administration's infrastructure bill, acting service Secretary Thomas Harker told the House Appropriations defense subcommittee Thursday.

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