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State Department approves $14B sales of F-35s, F-18s to Switzerland

State Department approves $14B sales of F-35s, F-18s to Switzerland

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The State Department approved the possible sales -- for $ 14 billion -- of 80 military aircraft to Switzerland this week. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued two separate press releases relating to the deals this week: one announcing a possible $ 6.58 billion deal to sell 40 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft to Switzerland, and another announcing the possible $ 7.452 billion sale of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to the country. Advertisement According to DSCA, the government of Switzerland asked to buy the aircraft along with related equipment, including 40 Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II+ (Plus) Tactical Missiles for the F-35s, 12 Bomb MK-82s for the F-35s and 16 spare F414-GE-400 engines for the Super Hornets. Both requests also included U.S. government contract...