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WASHINGTON - The United States plans to sell six Lakota military helicopters to Thailand worth an estimated $77 million (2.4 billion baht), Pentagon officials said Saturday (Thailand time). 

The UH72 Lakota light utility helicopter is a military version of the Eurocopter. It is typically unarmed and used for logistics and support missions, including medical evacuation. (Photo by US Defence Department)

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency, which handles US arms sales abroad, notified Congress that the Thai government had made a request to purchase the UH-72A helicopters.

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