The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved $70 million sale of precision bomb kits to Turkey.
The Turkish and US governments can negotiate the actual sale, DSCA said in a statement Thursday.
The DSCA told lawmakers that the government of Turkey had asked to buy 1,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits that are used to turn unguided bombs into all-weather smart munitions using GPS guidance systems. "It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability," the agency said in a notice to lawmakers that was posted on its website.
Principal contractors on the deal would be Raytheon, General Atomics and L-3 Communications.
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