U.S. arms exports up 11% in fiscal 2022, official says

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By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign governments rose 10.8% to $153.1 billion in the latest fiscal year, a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday. The total value of approved sales in fiscal 2022 – which ended Sept. 30 – was $153.1 billion, Jessica Lewis, the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs told a room full of foreign military attaches and ambassadors at Meridian House, a nonprofit diplomacy center in Washington. Sales approved in the year included $13.9 billion worth of F-15ID fighter jets to Indonesia, $6.9 bil…

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