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U.S. State Dept OKs possible sale to Romania of Patriot missile system


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Patriot missile defense systems worth $3.9 billion to Romania, a Pentagon agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

The prime contractors would be Raytheon Co <RTN.N> and Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N>, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney)