U.S. backs proposed $6.5 billion sale of 32 F-35 Lockheed jets to Poland


FILE PHOTO – A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, worth $6.5 billion, to Poland.

In April, the Pentagon told Congress it was considering selling the jets to the European nation, a NATO member.

Reporting by Bryan Pietsch, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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