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New versions of the country’s carrier-capable J-15 fighter could equip the new vessel.
The action follows the temporary grounding earlier this month of T-45C Goshawk jets the service uses for pilot training.
The Government Accountability Office estimates that F-35 baseline software testing will continue to May 2018 for an additional $1.7 billion.
New developments such as the Zircon and Brahmos pose new threats to large warships.
The Global Hawk manufacturer is one of two anchor tenants at the Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems business park with General Atomics.
The Qahar fighter was taxied, but has not yet flown. The Kowsar trainer was on static display. The missiles have been fired.
Manufacturers vying to provide the Navy's new carrier-launched unmanned refueling aircraft expect a request for proposals this summer.
The Air Force authorized F-16 Block 40-52 flight operations to 12,000 hours, potentially extending the fighter's service life into the 2040s.
Rather than convert some Il-96 freighters, the air force will rely on smaller new and existing Il-78s.
After a joint development, IAI will supply new surface-to-air missile systems to the Indian Army and Navy worth $2 billion.