Norway gets approval for $1 billion purchase of helicopters from US State Department

The Defense and Security Cooperation Agency announced that the US State Department has approved the sale of MH-60R helicopters and other systems to Norway worth nearly $1 billion.

The agency indicated that earlier representatives of the kingdom asked the United States to purchase 6 such helicopters, as well as various equipment and spare parts for them.

The US State Department also approved a potential sale of equipment and support for C-130J military transport aircraft for $166 million.

And the US Department of Defense expressed its belief that “the potential sale is in line with the goals of US foreign policy and national security, since it increases the security of a NATO ally.”

The US Administration notified the US Congress of this decision. He has 30 days to consider a potential deal and possibly block it.

Source: TASS

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