April 28, 2017 / 8:26 PM / 2 years ago

State Department OKS $1.46 billion aircraft sale to New Zealand: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.46 billion sale to New Zealand of four P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft and associated support, a Pentagon agency said on Friday.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement it told Congress on Thursday about the approval of the deal, in which the prime contractor is Boeing Co.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by David Alexander

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