Apr 22, 2014
U.S. approves sale of 18 Black Hawk helicopters to Mexico
The State Department approved the possible sale and Congress was notified last Thursday by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales.
U.S. lawmakers have 30 days to block the sale, although such action is rare.
The deal was announced ahead of an upcoming trip to Mexico by US Defense Secretary.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would significantly increase and strengthen Mexico's ability to provide in-country airlift support for forces fighting drug trafficking organizations.