Pentagon notifies U.S. Congress of $593 mln aircraft sale to Nigeria

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Pentagon notified the U.S. Congress on Monday of the sale to Nigeria of 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth $593 million, which the West African country wants for its fight against the militant group Boko Haram.

The move was announced by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The Super Tucano A-29, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities, is made by Brazil's Embraer . (Reporting by Mike Stone; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)