U.S. approves $3.2 billion sale of Boeing P-8A patrol planes to UK

March 25, 2016 10:00 PM

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U.S. approves $3.2 billion sale of Boeing P-8A patrol planes to UK

WASHINGTON The U.S. government has approved the sale of up to nine Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to Britain in a deal valued at up to $3.2 billion, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday.

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, notified Congress about the potential sale on Thursday. Lawmakers now have 15 days to block the sale although such action is unlikely given close ties between the United States and the UK.

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