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    US Approves $700 Million Contract to Support Qatar Transport Planes

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    The US Department of State has approved a $700 million sale of logistics support services to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Services for eight C-17 military transport aircraft will include engineering, equipment repair, spare parts and maintenance, the release explained on Thursday.

    "The proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important regional ally," the release stated.

    The contract was awarded to Boeing and will require the assignment of five US government personnel and 50 contractor representatives to Qatar, the release noted.

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