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Pratt & Whitney has devised an interim fix and F-35s are flying agan, with borescope inspections mandated every three flying hours.
The U.S. Air Force has abandoned plans to re-engine the aging JStars platform.
Air Force leadership expresses confidence that top-priority procurements are safe from possible budget threats.
Deliveries of the fly-by-wire midsize business jets are expected to start in 2016.
The Navy is still seeking sources for an "organic, sea-based unmanned aerial system."
More than 80 of the aircraft have been grounded since cracks were discovered in the canopy sill longerons this summer.
Trials on the NASA Ikhana Predator B are slated to begin in November.
With the completion of the PDR, the program advances to critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system.
The deal is valued at $2.5 billion.