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US State Dept. approves possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar

The US State Department has approved a possible $3 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The government of Qatar has asked to buy 24 of the AH-64E helicopters made by Boeing Co. Other major defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin Corp, General Electric Co and Raytheon Co would participate in the project if a deal is eventually reached, DSCA said in a statement.