U.S. State Dept. approves potential sale of Javelin missiles to Brazil -Pentagon


FILE PHOTO: A U.S. soldier from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment fires a Javelin missile system during training exercise near operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of Javelin missiles and related equipment to Brazil for an estimated cost of up to $74 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The prime contractors will be the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture, the Pentagon said.

(Reporting By Paul Grant; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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