12 Sep '17, 8pm

US approves Super Hornet sale ahead of Canadian decision

Although not common, there is precedent for the State Department approving foreign military sales before the international partner in question makes the formal decision to buy that weapon system. For instance, in 2009 the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of its intention to sell 28 Super Hornet fighters to Brazil, a case with an estimated value of $7 billion. Brazil didn’t select the winner of its fighter jet competition until 2013, when it chose the Saab Gripen.

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