- Defence contractor settles on 34 charges related to 71 drawings it shared with Beijing, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland between 2011 and 2015
- Documents included specifications of parts for the F-35 and F-22 jet fighters and B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber
SCMP: US defence contractor Honeywell has been fined US$13 million for harming national security after sharing technical information about
and other military aircraft with China and other countries.
The US State Department said on Monday it had reached a settlement with the company on 34 charges relating to 71 drawings it shared with Beijing,
, Canada and Ireland between 2011 and 2015.
The documents included the specifications of parts for the F-35 joint strike fighter,
and F-22 fighter aircraft, as well as gas turbine engines and other military electronics.
“The US government reviewed copies of the 71 drawings and determined that exports to and retransfers in the PRC [People’s Republic of China] of drawings for certain parts and components for the engine platforms for the F-35 joint strike fighter, B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber and F-22 fighter aircraft harmed US national security,” the charging document said.
The State Department said it would not debar Honeywell because it voluntarily disclosed its alleged violations.
“Since Honeywell voluntarily self-reported these disclosures, we have taken several actions to ensure there are no repeat incidents,” the State Department said. “These actions included enhancing export security, investing in additional compliance personnel and increasing compliance training.” read more…