January 19, 2018 / 9:27 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. approves possible sale of 34 F-35s to Belgium for $6.53 bln- Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of 34 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Belgium for $6.53 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The proposed sale would include 34 conventional takeoff F-35s as well as 38 Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines and other equipment for the radar-evading high-tech fighter, the Pentagon said.

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh

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