June 1, 2015 / 7:03 PM / 4 years ago

US approves possible $1.7 bln sale of E-2D early warning planes to Japan

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Japan of four E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft built by Northrop Grumman Corp, a deal valued at around $1.7 billion, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

The deal includes the aircraft, four engines, radars and other equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to lawmakers.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese

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