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 the possible sale of Patriot missile defense systems worth $3.9 billion to Romania, a Pentagon agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
The prime contractors would be Raytheon Co (RTN.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney