January 23, 2017 / 10:14 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. State Dept OKs possible $418 million military aircraft sale to Kenya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $418 million sale to Kenya of aircraft with weapons and related support, a Pentagon agency said on Monday.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement the approval was for the possible sale of up to 12 Air Tractor AT-802L planes and two AT-504 trainer aircraft, a weapons package, technical support and program management. The prime contractor is L3 Technologies Inc, formerly known as L-3 Communications, at its Platform Integration Division, in Waco, Texas.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech

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