U.S. State Department OKs potential sale of C-17 aircraft support to UAE -Pentagon

An aerial view of a USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft parked at King County International Airport-Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S, June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of C-17 aircraft sustainment and related equipment to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated cost of $980.4 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Despite approval by the State Department, the notification does not indicate that a contract has been signed or that negotiations have concluded.

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

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Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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