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US State Department approves potential missiles sales to UK, Finland, Lithuania – Pentagon


People enter the State Department Building in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

The U.S. State Department approved three potential arms sales to the United Kingdom, Finland and Lithuania, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The State Department backed a potential sale of 3,000 joint air-to-ground missiles to the United Kingdom worth $957.4 million, according to a statement. Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) would be the principal contractor for the sale.

The department approved a potential sale to Finland of 150 advanced anti-radiation guided missiles worth $500 million, according to separate Pentagon statement on Monday. Northrop Grumman (NOC.N) would be the principal contractor for the transaction with Finland.

The Pentagon also announced on Monday that the State Department has approved a potential sale of 36 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to Lithuania with Raytheon as the principal contractor.

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