US State Department clears $3.5 billion sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey

FILE PHOTO: U.S soldiers walk next to a Patriot missile defence battery during join exercises at the military grouds in Sochaczew, near Warsaw, March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Franciszek Mazur/Agencja Gazeta

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense systems to Turkey, the Pentagon said on Tuesday after notifying Congress of the certification. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 80 Patriot guidance-enhanced missiles and 60 other […]

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