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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.
An AeroVironment Puma AE launched from the flight deck of the Coast Guard cutter Healy, under way in the Arctic Ocean.
The estimated contract completion date is Dec. 31, 2016.
During the project's second phase, Darpa plans to select two proposals to advance to detailed design, fabrication and assembly.
The companies plan to market and deliver turnkey electronic warfare solutions for airborne platforms.
Pilatus Aircraft has signed a 10-year contract with Tata Advanced Systems for the Indian company to supply aerostructures for the PC-12 NG.
Upgrades could continue on other British platforms after 2019 retirement; Germany plan to operate the aircraft at least through 2025.
The vehicle experienced a "flight anomaly" shortly after launch on August 25.
The Army plans to upgrade existing Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawks with analog cockpit instrumentation to UH-60M digital standard.