Colombian regulators approved a sale of a US-made drone to the country, a move that comes as the country struggles to combat drug trafficking.
The deal is one of the largest in Latin America, worth $2bn (£1.7bn).
Colombia, which has struggled to eradicate coca cultivation, had been in talks with the US for years about selling its military drones to the Colombians, according to US officials.
The Colombian government, which is battling drug cartels, was not immediately available for comment.
In a statement, Colombia’s interior ministry said the deal had been approved by the country’s National Security Council.
“The Colombian government has agreed to take advantage of the US-manufactured drones for the purpose of the Colombian National Police, the Colombian army, the National Police Service, the Civil Guard and the army’s aviation unit,” the statement said.
In recent years, Colombia has been battling drug trafficking in Colombia, a country that has a long history of violence, including the drug trade.