U.S. State Department approves potential sale of Chinook helicopters to South Korea- Pentagon

Dec 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of Chinook helicopters and related equipment to South Korea in a deal valued at an estimated $1.5 billion, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The Pentagon said Boeing (BA.N) was the prime contractor for the weapons.

Reporting by Costas Pitas in Los Angeles; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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