WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of missiles to Japan with an estimated cost of $3.3 billion, a Pentagon agency said on Tuesday.
The prime contractors for the sale of up to 73 Standard Missile-3 and MK 29 Canisters are Raytheon Co
"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a major ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region," the statement said.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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Updated Date: Aug 28, 2019 03:07:00 IST