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U.S. State Dept OKs potential sale of rocket system to Lithuania -Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: Philippine and U.S. marines participate in combined live fire exercises during annual drills

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and related equipment to Lithuania for an estimated $495 million, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The principal contractor was listed as Lockheed Martin Corp.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Katharine Jackson)