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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.
Modifying the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter is part of what the U.S. Navy wants to discuss with contractors in a series of “technical interchange meetings."
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.
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.