U.S. paves way for possible $1.7 billion tank sale to Kuwait: statement

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 11:13 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has given its approval for a possible $1.7 billion military sale to Kuwait for the recapitalization of 218 M1A2 tanks and related equipment, services and training, a Pentagon agency said on Tuesday.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in a statement, said the contractors involved included General Dynamics Corp, Raytheon Co, Meggitt PLC, Northrop Grumman Corp, Lockheed Martin Corp and Honeywell International Inc, among others.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Paul Simao)