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CORRECTED-Pentagon notified U.S. Congress of $593 mln aircraft sale to Nigeria

Nigeria@ (Corrects headline and paragraphs 1 and 2 to reflect the notification was made on Aug. 2, not on Monday)

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has notified the U.S. Congress 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 Federal Register on Monday published the Aug. 2 notification from 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)