US State Department approves $3.5 billion defence deal with this Muslim Country

US State Department approves $3.5 billion defence deal with this Muslim Country
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department has approved 3.5 billion dollar sale of Patriot air and missile defense systems to Turkey .

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the department approved the sale of 80 Patriot guidance-enhanced missiles and 60 other missiles to Ankara including radar sets, engagement control stations and launching stations.

The State Department said earlier this year it was working with NATO ally Turkey on the possible sale of a Raytheon Co.-Patriot missile defense system to keep it from buying a Russian-made S-400 system.

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