"Naturally, I cannot say that the entire relationship is going to depend on this. This is an example," he said. And, in a veiled reference to Afghanistan, he added that the Embraer may be a better choice for "certain important theaters where the United States is involved."
The single-engine turboprops would support security efforts in Afghanistan, and the contract could end up being worth as much as $1 billion, depending on future orders.
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