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The single-engine turboprop will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
The service is adding mission systems for the new maritime surveillance aircraft.
Two aircraft have completed flight trials and are awaiting certification to the 2000-5 standard.
The recent contract brings to 72 the Russian defense ministry's order for Su-30SM fighters.
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.